Climate crisis: news outlets still giving a platform to dangerous and outdated views

Journalists are better at covering the climate crisis but there's still room for improvement.

Sharon Coen, Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology, University of Salford • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change media news climate-crisis climate-emergency extinction-rebellion news-reporting journalists

How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic

Journalists use real people's stories to 'humanize' the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic's greatest threats.

Thomas J. Hrach, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, University of Memphis • conversation
Sept. 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: coronavirus media cognition memory pandemic journalism news media-literacy human-brain media-ethics media-studies

A little-known technology change will make video streaming cheaper and pave the way for higher quality

A new standard for how videos are sent through the internet and read by your computer could make the digital world more inclusive, says media scholar Jason Schmitt.

Jason Schmitt, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, Media & Design, Clarkson University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: media internet technology video-streaming online-video

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

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

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