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A new study shows how Trump and the RNC duped traditional media into covering mail-in voter fraud

A new study shows how Trump and the RNC duped traditional media into covering mail-in voter fraud

HOME          LATEST STORY                    Oct. 5, 2020, 11:18 a.m.“To the extent that the mass media model we identify here is the primary driver of information disorder, it will not be cured by more fact checking on Facebook.”Editor’s note: With mis- and disinformation campaigns heating up, a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and a President who is ill with Covid-19 and who refuses to commit to accepting the results, the 2020 election arrives at a period of extraordinary uncertainty and tension. and are publishing a collection of stories exploring how newsrooms are covering this intensely...

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Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?

Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?

HOME          LATEST STORY                    Sept. 18, 2020, noon“Conspiracies are flourishing with virtually no response from credible Spanish-language media outlets.”The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This offers the highlights of what you might have missed. Starting today and each week through November 3, it will focus on U.S. election-related stories.There’s been a raft of reporting this week on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s . “Trump is doing better with Hispanics than...

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Apply now for the Nieman Foundation’s new visiting fellowships on racial justice and public health in the U.S.

Apply now for the Nieman Foundation’s new visiting fellowships on racial justice and public health in the U.S.

HOME          LATEST STORY                    July 22, 2020, 10:30 a.m.These fellowships are open to a broad range of people. If you’re wondering if you should apply, you should.On Wednesday, the Nieman Foundation the 2020-2021 class of Nieman Fellows. Welcome to , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ! (Follow them all with this .)If you didn’t get around to applying for a year-long fellowship this year, take heart: We’re offering remote visiting fellowships around projects that address racial justice and public health in the U.S. From the Foundation’s announcement:This special initiative,...

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More Americans are paying for online news — and those who do say they’re unlikely to stop

More Americans are paying for online news — and those who do say they’re unlikely to stop

HOME          LATEST STORY                    June 16, 2020, 9 a.m.In the United States, more than a third of those who pay for online news have signed up for two or more subscriptions.The percentage of people paying for news online continues to increase — and people may even pay for more than one subscription. People worldwide blame domestic politicians most for spreading false and misleading information online. And more people than ever are getting news from Instagram, with 18- to 24-year-olds more than twice as likely as other age groups to prefer getting their news from social...

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U.S. police have attacked journalists at least 140 times since May 28

U.S. police have attacked journalists at least 140 times since May 28

HOME          LATEST STORY                    June 1, 2020, 9:53 a.m.“Although in some incidents it is possible the journalists were hit or affected accidentally, in the majority of the cases we have recorded the journalists are clearly identifiable as press, and it is clear that they are being deliberately targeted.”As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country after a white police officer , it’s becoming clear that attacks by police on journalists are becoming a widespread pattern, not one-off incidents. While violence against press-credentialed reporters covering the protests...

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