Coronavirus

Beyond the Headlines: The Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Amid the ongoing crisis, The Factual is producing regular updates on key issues related to coronavirus, including on government actions, economic impact, healthcare preparedness, international...
Read More
Coronavirus

Beyond the Headlines: How Will COVID-19 Impact the Economy in the Short and Long Term?

There are 600+ articles published every day on COVID-19, so it's easy to be overwhelmed. Many of us are just scanning headlines to stay atop the news, and this doesn’t always translate into a...
Read More
Credibility

Is the News You’re Reading on Coronavirus Credible?

Several of the early fears about coronavirus, or COVID-19, seem to be coming to fruition as the disease continues to spread across the world. This week, Italy imposed nationwide travel...
Read More
Credibility

Who Has the Most Credible News on Coronavirus?

Misinformation about the outbreak of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has arguably spread as fast as the disease itself. From myths like garlic’s ability to stave off the illness to the virus being a ...
Read More
Media Coverage

How Fair Is Media Coverage of Bernie Sanders?

Before claims of a #WarrenMediaBlackout, Sanders supporters decried a Bernie Blackout, whereby the media was downplaying positive results for Sanders (a claim that also arose in 2016). This...
Read More
2020 Election

Where in the World Is Elizabeth Warren?

Twitter has been awash with hashtags like #WarrenMediaBlackout, #WarrenErasure, and #WhereIsWarren, the product of Warren supporters incensed with a perceived lack of coverage from major media...
Read More
Media Bias

How credible is coverage of Democratic candidates from Right-leaning sites?

There are no two ways to say this: articles from outlets with a Right-leaning political orientation tend to have less credible coverage of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. But before...
Read More
Credibility

The Credibility of News Articles Plummeted Before and During the Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Caucus was a huge mess for a number of reasons, one of which may be that the credibility of news coverage of the Democratic candidates had a significant drop in the days before and during...
Read More

Phillip Meylan

Phillip is a writer, editor, and researcher. Before completing his MSc in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2019, he worked as an editor and content strategist for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. When he’s not working, you can find him playing soccer, hiking, or cooking.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

4 min read
Coronavirus - Mar 18, 2020

Beyond the Headlines: How Will COVID-19 Impact the Economy in the Short and Long Term?

There are 600+ articles published every day on COVID-19, so it's easy to be overwhelmed. Many of us are just scanning headlines to stay atop the news, and this doesn’t always translate into a representative picture of all the...
Read More
7 min read
Credibility - Mar 12, 2020

Is the News You’re Reading on Coronavirus Credible?

Several of the early fears about coronavirus, or COVID-19, seem to be coming to fruition as the disease continues to spread across the world. This week, Italy imposed nationwide travel restrictions, and the World Health...
Read More
5 min read
Credibility - Mar 12, 2020

Who Has the Most Credible News on Coronavirus?

Misinformation about the outbreak of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has arguably spread as fast as the disease itself. From myths like garlic’s ability to stave off the illness to the virus being a purpose-built bioweapon,...
Read More
5 min read
Media Coverage - Feb 28, 2020

How Fair Is Media Coverage of Bernie Sanders?

Before claims of a #WarrenMediaBlackout, Sanders supporters decried a Bernie Blackout, whereby the media was downplaying positive results for Sanders (a claim that also arose in 2016). This election season, any such blackout ...
Read More
2 min read
2020 Election - Feb 20, 2020

Where in the World Is Elizabeth Warren?

Twitter has been awash with hashtags like #WarrenMediaBlackout, #WarrenErasure, and #WhereIsWarren, the product of Warren supporters incensed with a perceived lack of coverage from major media outlets. They argue that the...
Read More
5 min read
Media Bias - Feb 18, 2020

How credible is coverage of Democratic candidates from Right-leaning sites?

There are no two ways to say this: articles from outlets with a Right-leaning political orientation tend to have less credible coverage of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. But before you conclude that this proves a...
Read More
5 min read
Credibility - Feb 10, 2020

The Credibility of News Articles Plummeted Before and During the Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Caucus was a huge mess for a number of reasons, one of which may be that the credibility of news coverage of the Democratic candidates had a significant drop in the days before and during the caucus. While it’s...
Read More
8 min read
Media Literacy - Feb 6, 2020

How credible is news coverage of the Democratic candidates?

Many Americans get their news from places like CNN, Fox News, USA Today, or Breitbart, often exclusively from just one source. But what if many of the articles from these news outlets suffer from a significant lack of...
Read More

    Get the most credible stories on the hottest news topics

    The Factual uses its Credibility Grade to find and deliver the most credible stories across the political spectrum on trending topics.

    1*AESeEuEnns8-Lo8_Bt9_JA