How could America’s news outlets, our guardians of the truth, be a big source of misinformation? Thomas E. Patterson explains.
William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard, offers journalists guidance on covering the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
We spotlight seven research studies published in 2019 that examine fake news from multiple angles, including what makes fact-checking most effective.
News media scholar Thomas Patterson offers three tips to help journalists avoid being part of the misinformation problem.
“The big takeaway is that it’s actually good to speak up in defense of the profession,” said lead author Ray Pingree.
“If it's not Gab, it's going to be another platform... the sentiment and the ideas fostered by these communities are not going to be fazed by technology.”
How to sort out what’s real and newsworthy from what’s fake as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina.
Many of the most popular news stories about health research include overstated findings or substantial inaccuracies, suggests a new study.
Claire Wardle, a research fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, created a glossary so everyone has a shared vocabulary to discuss "fake news" and the spread of bad information online.
A new online course from First Draft -- our partner across the hall at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center -- helps journalists use free tools to track down, source and verify information they find online.