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COVID-19 crisis news environment found full of contradictions and concerns

Mark Sableman June 23, 2020
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In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a recent report addresses how we receive and understand news and information. READ MORE

Meeting disinformation with media literacy in 2020: A Q&A with Julie Smith

Mark Sableman January 15, 2020
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As the 2020 presidential campaign ramps up, so does the threat of disinformation on the internet. Julie Smith, professor of media literacy at Webster University, has provided insight on how ordinary news consumers can fight misinformation. READ MORE

Media literacy in a time of misinformation: A Q&A with Don Corrigan

Mark Sableman January 11, 2019
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“Misinformation” was named the word of the year for 2018, and it’s clear we’ve entered a media world where separating truth from falsity can be difficult. Don Corrigan, professor of journalism at Webster University, has provided insight on how ordinary news consumers can fight misinformation. READ MORE

Studies discuss difficulty of combatting disinformation

Mark Sableman Mike Nepple March 28, 2018
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The rise of disinformation ("fake news") is a social phenomenon affecting millions, if not billions, of people who use the internet. How do we weed out the misleading or inaccurate reports? The solution will be more complicated than we thought. READ MORE