"The Truth-Seeking Lifestyle" by Joseph Tillis: 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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"Seeing Isn't Believing" by Terri Chrestenson: 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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“No, Grandma, Herbal Tea Will Not Cure Coronavirus” by Natalie Tsang: 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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"To Believe or Not to Believe? That is the Question" by Nicole Li: 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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"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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Coronavirus

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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3 min read

"Seeing Isn't Believing" by Terri Chrestenson: 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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4 min read

“No, Grandma, Herbal Tea Will Not Cure Coronavirus” by Natalie Tsang: 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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3 min read

"To Believe or Not to Believe? That is the Question" by Nicole Li: 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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4 min read

"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 to information has broken down...
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3 min read

"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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5 min read
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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10 min read
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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9 min read
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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