Climate crisis: news outlets still giving a platform to dangerous and outdated views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

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

3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.

Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  uncertainty  coronavirus-2020  news  crisis  new-coronavirus

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