Watching coronavirus coverage can cause anxiety in your child. An expert offers some tips that will help.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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How much do people around the world care about climate change? We surveyed 80,000 people in 40 countries to find out
Major new survey shows big national variations in levels of concern, polarisation and media usage.
June 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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Analysts in public health, politics, and technology discuss the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation being shared around the world.
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Voters have to be more careful than ever before about where and how they get their information about politics, experts argue.
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Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
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Study of thousands of players shows a simple online game works like a “vaccine”, increasing skepticism of fake news by giving people a “weak dose” of the methods behind disinformation.
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New book by professor Heather Hendershot explores impact of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line.”
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Report: How interactive documentaries represent a new form of innovation in digital journalism | MIT News
MIT report represents the first thorough mapping of the ongoing convergence between interactive and participatory practices within digital journalism.
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With help from a single red oak, five MIT Knight Science Journalism colleagues explore storytelling as a way to convey the impacts of a changing climate.
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