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Articles by Shraddha Chakradhar

Shraddha Chakradhar is Nieman Lab’s deputy editor. A science journalist by training, Shraddha most recently worked at the health news website STAT, where she wrote its award-winning daily newsletter, Morning Rounds. She has previously served as a news editor for Nature Medicine, and as a researcher for PBS’ documentary science show, NOVA.
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“[Labeling] was the major intervention that Facebook said it was going to do, and it hasn’t done it.”
The study suggests audience diversity results in favorable coverage for non-white political candidates. But newsroom diversity may be a boon for white candidates.
The study looked at sports articles in a German newspaper and found that the byline’s gender didn’t have a significant effect on readers’ perception of the writer’s expertise.
A study of crime reporting in three major U.S. dailies found coverage included less dehumanizing language by the end of the year.
Nearly 75% of Canadian newsrooms are made up of white journalists, and 80% of newsrooms have no Black or Indigenous journalists on staff.
“Don’t be afraid to tackle misinformation head on. It’s important that people speak out, and you can repeat [misinformation] and then debunk it.”
Chinese outlets’ focus on Covid-19 was much more domestic, while the U.S. view was more focused on politics and the conflict between various levels of government on handling the crisis.