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Released: 8-Apr-2020 11:20 PM EDT
‘Fake News’ Increases Consumer Demands for Corporate Action
North Carolina State University

New research finds that “fake news” inspires consumers to demand corrective action from companies – even if the company is a victim of the fake news story. The study also supports the idea that most people feel they are better at detecting fake news than other people are.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 6:05 PM EDT
April 10 Media Press Conference | Health Equity in Real Time with COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Media teleconference sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Friday, April 10th, at Noon ET / 9 AM PT

Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri S&T are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 12:00 PM EDT
FSU study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 1, 2020 | 11:22 am | SHARE: For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many studies have explored this issue, there has been little research into how political ideology influences which stories get covered.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news
Ohio State University

There’s a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Guardian US environment reporter receives Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism
Endocrine Society

Guardian US environment reporter Emily Holden received the Endocrine Society’s annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 7:05 PM EDT
The National Association of Science Writers invites reporters covering COVID-19 to join a free discussion list for support, questions, and resources

Are you a reporter looking for the mutual support of colleagues and community during these stressful times? The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) invites any reporter covering the COVID-19 pandemic — especially those for whom science or health is a new beat — to join a new list for sharing resources, sources, and information.

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Released: 24-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Expert Panel: Children's Health, Mental Health, and Education During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Expert Panel scheduled for Monday March 23 at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths
Cornell University

People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to a new study co-led by a Cornell researcher.

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