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I just want to know if I’d actually be alone.
Nearly 75% of Canadian newsrooms are made up of white journalists, and 80% of newsrooms have no Black or Indigenous journalists on staff.
A look around the internet suggests the FTC hasn’t scared news orgs into immediately changing the options they offer online.
Based on an analysis of 763,887 Wall Street Journal articles published from 1984 to 2017, researchers found that news coverage of particular topics predicts 25% of average fluctuations in stock market returns.
If the government narrowly defines “the press” based on its political outlook or ethics, then no news organization is safe from attacks by future administrations.
“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.”
“If no one on the politics team feels equipped to write about abortion bans or their analysis is really surface level, it’s not good for the news organization, and it’s not good for readers or democracy, either.”
“If I was queen for a day, what I would honestly do is fire every journalism professor and hire adjuncts working in the field. That’s, like, my dream.”
By talking to journalists in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, our project pushed back against the tendency to ignore the middle of the nation and its important journalism.
Highly impulsive people who lean conservative are more likely to share false news stories. They have a desire to create chaos and won’t be deterred by fact-checkers.