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“Verifying preprints appeared to be a real challenge for journalists, even for those with advanced science education.”
Plus: studies on race in the newsroom, hostility from sources, and why it’s hard to build a subscription habit.
“It’s not simple media literacy. It’s a tough nut to crack.”
“Our interviewees view mainstream news outlets as part of a group of liberal institutions dedicated to making conservatives into pariahs. The misinformation often at the heart of conservative responses to Covid-19 is a symptom, rather than a cause, of this distrust.”
Achieving a more transparent and less manipulative online media may well be the defining political battle of the 21st century.
“The more that a study looked like the real world, the less fact-checking changed participants’ minds.”
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.
Just 9% of newsrooms plan to reject remote work and return to their pre-pandemic setup.
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.
In the three weeks leading up to my kid’s first day of class, there were literally zero stories in the News & Observer about most back-to-school matters in Durham. There were tons of stories about mask fights and an escaped cobra.