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“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”
“We are launching a global survey today to track and assess the impacts of the pandemic on journalism worldwide, and to help reimagine its future.”
News products that the Journal built to highlight its election coverage to occasional readers are being repurposed for coronavirus coverage.
The newspaper hopes to broaden their audience for politics coverage with a thrice-weekly newsletter for readers who feel overwhelmed by the unending news cycle.
Critics say they spike fear levels in their communities unnecessarily. But they do well on Facebook.
The company has changed its global search algorithm to “highlight articles that we identify as significant original reporting,” and to keep such articles in top positions for longer.
“59 percent of the stories we were able to categorize served a critical information need…Aside from critical information needs, 31 percent of stories categorized covered sports and 9 percent were obituaries.”