4 tips to help kids to cope with COVID-19 anxiety

Watching coronavirus coverage can cause anxiety in your child. An expert offers some tips that will help.

Steven Siegel, Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  children  covid-19  coronavirus  media  anxiety  pandemic  news  k-12-education  worry  kids  childrens-anxiety  pandemic-parenting

Princess Anne: Fly-tipping 'a major irritation'

The Princess Royal has guest edited Country Life magazine ahead of her 70th birthday.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 29, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: environment media nature uk-royal-family princess-anne-princess-royal gatcombe

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.

James Painter, Research Associate, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change media climate-change-denial climate-communication

Social media used to spread, create COVID-19 falsehoods

Analysts in public health, politics, and technology discuss the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation being shared around the world.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
May 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: media harvard-kennedy-school health-medicine world-health-organization ashish-jha christina-pazzanese christopher-robichaud disinformation harvard-chan-school joan-donovan misinformation shorenstein-center tara-setmayer united-nations vish-viswanath

Experts: Biased news makes U.S. voters’ job harder than ever

Voters have to be more careful than ever before about where and how they get their information about politics, experts argue.

Stanford • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: politics media communication united-states society-and-culture voters

Investigating the power of group think

Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science • mit
Nov. 7, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: politics media graduate social-sciences research behavior students media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science science-communications postdoctoral

Fake news ‘vaccine’ works: ‘pre-bunk’ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation

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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: fake-news media

Changing the face of conservatism in the U.S. | MIT News

New book by professor Heather Hendershot explores impact of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line.”

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  politics  history  media  women  research  racism  government  comparative-media-studieswriting  faculty  humanities  books-and-authors  shass  film-and-television

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.

Open Documentary Lab • mit
Nov. 19, 2015 ~5 min

Tags:  media  journalism  research  comparative-media-studieswriting  technology-and-society  humanities  digital-humanities  shass  film-and-television  visual-arts

How can one tree tell the story of climate change? | MIT News

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.

Knight Science Journalism at MIT • mit
May 28, 2015 ~5 min

Tags:  media  staff  technology-and-society  knight-fellowship  science-writing  shass  science-journalism  film-and-television

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