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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
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Articles by Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis

Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis are two former journalists turned academics, now teaching and researching at Washington and Lee University (Mark) and the University of Oregon (Seth). They write the monthly RQ1 newsletter on journalism research.
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