Recommended Reads for Journalism Professionals

Why conspiracy theories are pervasive, how journalists play a critical role in the Covid response, and Black News Channel expands its reach.

Image courtesy of Covering Climate Now and Columbia Journalism Review
Image courtesy of Covering Climate Now and Columbia Journalism Review

How Americans Navigated the News in 2020: A Tumultuous Year in Review

A look back at Pew Research Center’s American News Pathways project finds there have consistently been dramatic divides between different groups of Americans based on where people get their information about what is going on in the world.

Understanding journalism (or its absence) in the Age of Conspiracy

Social critics claim to know why conspiracy theories are pervasive but fail to acknowledge the primary reasons: too much internet, too little patience.

Journalists and the looming superstorm of climate disinformation

“The best approach, simple as it sounds, is to lead with the facts, not punditry, says Kristy Roschke, managing director of the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.”

Do’s and Don’ts of COVID vaccine coverage

Local news is playing a critical role in the public health response to COVID-19. Journalists are dually responsible for holding officials accountable and not undermining public health efforts, two aims which can be in tension.

Black News Channel Looks to Shake Up Cable-TV News Landscape

Black News Channel has expanded its reach more than 20-fold in about seven months, part of their plan to shake up the cable-TV news landscape and provide an alternative that looks through the lens of Black Americans.