Breaking News Consumers Handbook

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Stock Market Volatility Edition

Friday, August 28, 2015

When stocks go haywire, so do reporters. A breaking news consumer's handbook to help you make sense of senseless stock market coverage. 

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A Skeptic's Guide to Health News and Diet Fads

Friday, July 31, 2015

A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting and bogus, celebrity-endorsed diet fads. 

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Take the OTM Health News Consumer Quiz

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Test your skeptical fortitude with our Health News Consumer Quiz - can you separate the real bogus health stories from the fake bogus health stories? 
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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Data Breach Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

The federal government has suffered one of the largest data breaches--or hacks--in its history. Cyber policy expert Robert Knake reminds us how to react. 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Bearing Witness Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

As another disturbing video of police action goes viral, we provide a handbook for filming police encounters and bearing witness.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Tectonic Edition

Friday, May 08, 2015

The post-disaster media coverage of last month's earthquake in Nepal followed a trajectory we'd seen repeated after other earth-shaking events. 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

Panic over the Ebola virus in the U.S. has dominated cable news. So, we put together a template to help the discerning news consumer see through the media's over-the-top coverage.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Airline Edition

Friday, July 25, 2014

A guide to reading and watching the news about a plane crash.

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The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rampant misreporting following shootings and other breaking news events is so predictable that we unintentionally developed a formula for covering them. 
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