"What It Means To Be Informed In A World Inundated With Information" by Ishan Shah: Media Literacy Scholarship Recipient

The Factual's media literacy scholarship was open worldwide between March-May 2020. Over 100 entries were received in the high school category. The essay prompt was: ““In the digital age, access...
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"A Well-Informed Citizenry" by Dwayne Miller Jr.: Media Literacy Scholarship Honorable Mention

The Factual's media literacy scholarship was open worldwide between March-May 2020. Over 100 entries were received in the high school category. The essay prompt was: ““In the digital age, access...
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Coronavirus

When It Comes to Getting Credible Coronavirus News, Political Bias Matters

Fox News and CNN are commonly framed as opposing forces in the battle for truth, representing opposed Republican and Democratic sides. However, our recent investigation of Covid-19 news articles...
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The Top-Rated Media Outlets on COVID-19

In the first 72 days of 2020 (up through March 12, the day of our first such review), roughly 11,000 articles were published about COVID-19 in the entire U.S. media ecosystem. By the end of March...
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Coronavirus

Did the Media Miss the Mark on Masks?

As the number of COVID-19 cases soars over 38,000 in New York City, the rate of infection stands in stark contrast to several other large cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong which have thus far...
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Media Literacy: Why It's More Important Than Ever

For centuries, societies were divided by the ability to read. Now, in 2020, with global literacy rates around 86%, the divide is determined less by the ability to read, and more by the ability to...
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Coronavirus

The Most Credible Journalists on COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. passed an inflection point in the last 2 weeks. The number of articles published about the global pandemic went from hundreds a day to a weekday average of...
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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...
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"A Well-Informed Citizenry" by Dwayne Miller Jr.: Media Literacy Scholarship Honorable Mention

The Factual's media literacy scholarship was open worldwide between March-May 2020. Over 100 entries were received in the high school category. The essay prompt was: ““In the digital age, access to information has broken down...
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Coronavirus - May 18, 2020

When It Comes to Getting Credible Coronavirus News, Political Bias Matters

Fox News and CNN are commonly framed as opposing forces in the battle for truth, representing opposed Republican and Democratic sides. However, our recent investigation of Covid-19 news articles since January 1 (71,260...
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Coronavirus - Apr 9, 2020

The Top-Rated Media Outlets on COVID-19

In the first 72 days of 2020 (up through March 12, the day of our first such review), roughly 11,000 articles were published about COVID-19 in the entire U.S. media ecosystem. By the end of March (19 days later), that number...
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Coronavirus - Mar 31, 2020

Did the Media Miss the Mark on Masks?

As the number of COVID-19 cases soars over 38,000 in New York City, the rate of infection stands in stark contrast to several other large cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong which have thus far avoided a dramatic escalation in...
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Media Coverage - Mar 29, 2020

Media Literacy: Why It's More Important Than Ever

For centuries, societies were divided by the ability to read. Now, in 2020, with global literacy rates around 86%, the divide is determined less by the ability to read, and more by the ability to make sense of that...
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Coronavirus - Mar 24, 2020

The Most Credible Journalists on COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. passed an inflection point in the last 2 weeks. The number of articles published about the global pandemic went from hundreds a day to a weekday average of roughly 1,400 articles. Spending...
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Coronavirus - Mar 19, 2020

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 response, and cultural...
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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...
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Media Coverage - Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus News Tracker

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives, we are all searching for the most up-to-date and credible news for clarity. That's why, at The Factual, we've put together a COVID-19 news timeline that uses an...
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