What We’re Reading This Week 08/03/2020

News organizations are trying something new: Peace and quiet How much does fake coronavirus news affect people’s real-life health behavior? 4 in 10 Black sexual minority men have faced police discrimination, survey analysis finds Meet The 19th*, a new gender and...

What We’re Reading This Week 07/27/2020

The New York Times’ special section on disability is available in Braille and audio and has its own style guide The pandemic has spawned disinformation campaigns that blend truth, lies, and sincere beliefs With so much suffering, how do writers find their human focus?...

What We’re Reading This Week 07/20/2020

Republicans and Democrats read a lot of the same news. What they do with it is a different question Biased algorithms on platforms like YouTube hurt people looking for information on health Why are public schools closed when nearby private schools are open? Reactions...

What We’re Reading This Week (07/13/2020)

Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news. This map shows if there’s one near you. One group that’s really benefitted from Covid-19: Anti-vaxxers How the media covered two pandemics — COVID-19 and systemic racism The coronavirus has taken a...

What We’re Reading This Week 07/06/2020

Three Months In, Many Americans See Exaggeration, Conspiracy Theories and Partisanship in COVID-19 News Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak Why do people share misinformation about Covid-19? Partly because...

What We’re Reading This Week 06/29/2020

It’s time to change the way the media reports on protests. Here are some ideas. Americans don’t think misleading political ads should be on social media. (They also don’t trust platforms to remove them.) The Post-Gazette journalist who was pulled from protest coverage...

What We’re Reading This Week 06/22/2020

Police have been spying on black reporters and activists for years. I know because I’m one of them. New research: When states cut budgets during an economic crisis, income inequality worsens Widely shared Facebook posts mislead on COVID-19 mortality rate Posts about...

What We’re Reading This Week 06/15/20

After newsroom protests, The New York Times opinion page editor and the top editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer have resigned Majorities of Americans Say News Coverage of George Floyd Protests Has Been Good, Trump’s Public Message Wrong Amid Protests, Majorities...

What We’re Reading This Week 06/08/20

Statement from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media June 3, 2020 The faculty at the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas chapter of Society of Professional Journalists condemn racism, hate and police...