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Plus: “Partisanship turned out to be the strongest predictor of Americans’ knowledge, even surpassing education,” and how local news organizations fought Covid-19 misinformation in their communities.
China’s image plummeted in North America, but over half of 50 nations surveyed at the end of 2020 reported coverage of China had become more positive in their national media since the onset of the pandemic.
In April, various right-wing media outlets created an online frenzy that attacked and firmly politicized “vaccine passports” — positioning the idea as a new political flashpoint in the pandemic culture war.
Here’s what Modi can do if he really wants to change India’s image of being a “dangerous place for journalists.”
More than 25% of Covid-19 preprints have featured in at least one news article, researchers found, and almost 100% of Covid-19 preprints were tweeted about at least twice.
Cases abound of how the “Covid-19 excuse” has led to the inability of journalists to do their job of reporting medically endorsed effective public health measures, or to challenge lethal disinformation.
What does it mean for other news organizations hoping to attract institutional support?
We wanted to know more about what really helps scientists talk to the public. What we found surprised us.
“Our Chartbeat dial went past the maximum. It went all the way around again.”
“We believe for local news to have a future, it has to be built for people when they truly need information before it is built for people when they are just curious.”