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How to separate fact from fiction when you read COVID-19 news

7 Sep 2020

Anecdotes and data often appear side by side in news stories about the pandemic. And data can be interpreted in multiple ways. Here’s what to look for.

With COVID-19, a news story that may be 100% accurate can still unintentionally mislead readers about the greatest threats of the pandemic. The unintended outcome results from a lesson taught to every journalism student: Use “real people” to “humanize” the news.


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