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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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Article ID: 715171

Is that news really “fake,” or is it just biased?

Ohio State University

In an era of concern over “fake news,” a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. Researchers found that a source seen as biased may lose credibility with people, even if they believe the source is scrupulously honest.

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Newswise: NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2019 Reporting Award Winners to Focus on Marrow Donor Registries, Surveillance in China, and African Descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Article ID: 714342

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2019 Reporting Award Winners to Focus on Marrow Donor Registries, Surveillance in China, and African Descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

New York University

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named three recipients of its 2019 Reporting Award.

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14-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 714024

Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellowships

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School’s Media Fellowship program, now entering its 22nd year, is accepting applications for Fall 2019.

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6-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 712585

Source credibility is key to derailing fake news

Cornell University

Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions and false information can have far-reaching effects. A new study provides a roadmap for dealing with fake news.

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8-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711980

Connecting journalists with quality fact check sources, Newswise adds Google Fact Check

Newswise

This month, Newswise launches Google Fact Check as a new submission option for their network of communicators at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Submissions to this feed will be configured specifically for indexing as a fact check article in Google News and traditional search, in addition to standard distribution in the Newswise wires and website reaching more than 7,000 media subscribers.

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8-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 712298

Finnish school students outperform US students on 'fake news' digital literacy tasks

University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed U.S. students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media and online news.

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2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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