The Latest Media News Student journalists are facing increased mental health demands and job shortages — so let’s talk about itHow to localize a campus police violence story and one records request we all should be making Fact-check: Is Kanye polling ahead of Biden and Trump in Kentucky? The clear winner of Thursday night’s presidential debate? Moderator Kristen WelkerWelker moderated the debate with a firm hand, and yet a light touch. The result was a debate that looked like, well, a debate. NBC News defends a reporter after a bizarre Tucker Carlson criticismCarlson mischaracterized the work Brandy Zadrozny, an investigative reporter who has been reporting on conspiracy theories. The ‘poison pill’ holding up a U.S. stimulus agreementPlus, a second look at the CDC's new close contact definition, prisoners may get stimulus checks, patio heaters are in short supply, and more. Fact-checking Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the final presidential debateThe final presidential debate between Biden and Trump may have had fewer interruptions, but it wasn’t any more truthful. This Texas newsroom has a new Indigenous affairs reporter who never planned to work for mainstream newsThe Texas Observer does fearless work, said Pauly Denetclaw, who started in September President Trump breaks agreement, releases ‘60 Minutes’ interviewTrump posted a 37-minute clip of his interview with '60 Minutes' correspondent Lesley Stahl to his Facebook page Thursday. The third person on tonight’s debate stage might be the most important. So who is Kristen Welker?Welker is especially well respected inside NBC News. In addition, she co-moderated the fifth Democratic presidential debate last November. Fact-checking false claims about debate moderator Kristen Welker of NBC NewsNBC News' Kristen Welker, the moderator for the third presidential debate, has not donated money to Democrats, according to contribution data. Disinformation or defamation? Attacks against Trump and Biden resemble those seen in other countriesThe battle against electoral disinformation has also turned into a fight against attempts to slander Trump and Biden Mental health services for Latinos are in low supply, higher demand due to COVID-19Latinos have faced challenges in obtaining culturally competent mental health care for years. The need is only growing during the pandemic. Faked emails show the power of simple hoaxesThis is the October 22, 2020 edition of Factually Are we overstating the coronavirus danger in schools?Plus, the CDC redefined what ‘close contact’ means, there's a pickup truck shortage, almost half of America is experiencing a drought, and more. The Brazilian Ministry of Science used a generic Shutterstock infographic to present COVID-19 dataThe graphic was for 'illustrative purposes only', said Bolsonaro's government, avoiding the much-needed apology How to find good information on election nightThe best information will come from mainstream media sources. On Twitter, consult our lists of trusted political journalists, analysts and academics. How your student newsroom can fact-check to combat misinformationMisinformation spreads easily in the social media age. Here’s how your student newsroom can combat the spread and fact-check your campus Being a presidential debate moderator can be the best thing ever … and maybe the worstBeing a moderator of a presidential debate could be a career highlight for NBC News' Kristen Welker. But the honor comes with a lot of baggage. The White House and House Democrats remain locked in a stimulus standoffPlus, how long you are immune after recovering from COVID-19, when police dogs are used as weapons, election results on smart devices, and more. How to approach the disinformation, misinformation and uncertainty around election night 2020An influx in mail-in voting means it’ll take longer to get election results and they’ll be more opportunities for misinformation Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirusWe're updating this list almost daily Opinion: Journalism can do more than report on racial injustice. It can also help solve it.Understanding that is the key to rebuilding the industry after this reckoning on race and objectivity. ‘Hunter’s emails’ are 2020’s ‘Hillary’s emails.’ But this time, the media isn’t taking the bait.This time around, it feels as if the media is much less complicit in Trump’s strategy of holding up shiny objects for everyone to look at. Today, the media is covering Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci and … Bob Hope?The election can’t get here soon enough. The latest reason for feeling that way? Bob Hope was trending on Twitter on Monday. President Trump declares Americans ‘are tired of COVID’Plus, Canada will keep its borders closed, Canadian snowbirds are stuck up north, the coronavirus was found on frozen food packaging, and more. What we know about claims about Hunter Biden and the Senate GOP report that helped fuel themHunter Biden, the youngest son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has become a familiar name in the 2020 presidential campaign. Opinion: Faux local news sites are flooding America. Here’s how we fix it.Philanthropy and policymakers need to respond rapidly and boldly or our local news ecosystems will soon resemble national cable TV, or worse. Here’s how to prepare for the weirdest election ‘night’ everHeavy reliance on slow-to-count mail balloting due to the pandemic might make this more like an election week. Argentina’s new government office is NOT a fact-checkerExplaining the difference between Nodio and organizations like Chequeado Who is Donald Trump complaining about now? NBC News’ Kristen Welker, the next debate moderatorThe president tweeted that Welker is 'terrible & unfair.' But Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump, said Welker was 'a very good choice.' This week offers one last chance for a stimulus. The clock is running.Plus, the federal deficit just hit a record high, states' vaccination plans are due, shipping companies will reach bottlenecks, and more. Donald Trump’s long, false list of things Joe Biden would ban, abolish or destroyTrump often says that Biden wants to ban or destroy various things important to Americans. His rhetoric is often misleading, wrong or baseless. Here are some ideas for a robust discussion on newsroom transparencyPlus a read-aloud section to share with student journalists about how to win writing contests and why they shouldn't care about awards anyway College Media Association votes to keep president after student walk-outCMA had planned an investigation, but earlier this week announced that it was ill-equipped to conduct one A leadership program offered women a way to connect mid-pandemic. Several left over diversity issues.A few also expressed disappointment at Take the Lead’s response to concerns. The organization says it has a “baked in commitment” to diversity. Who had the best night of the Trump-Biden dueling town halls? Here’s the unexpected answer.Trump and Biden were probably pleased. Stephanopoulos had a good night. But it was Savannah Guthrie who had the best night of all. With no TV debates to assess, fact-checkers flagged online falsehoods about sexual abuse and alcoholManipulated videos and misleading claims continue to flood social networks, as well as implausible chain messages on WhatsApp You are not going to the office anytime soonPlus, the U.S. just surpassed 8 million cases, what it's like to be a contact tracer, drug companies love state lawmakers right now, and more. From perfecting your craft to sharpening your sense of missionWriting coach Roy Peter Clark answers questions from journalism students about what he has learned working as both a journalist and instructor. Fact-checking Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s head-to-head town hallsIt was supposed to be the second presidential debate. Instead, Trump refused and followed Joe Biden’s lead of doing a town hall on network television. Fact-check: Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter your DNA? Another round of voluntary buyouts is coming to Gannett newsroomsThe company’s CEO announced the changes during a town hall Wednesday. Offer letters to potential buyout volunteers will be sent out Monday. 7 ways to avoid misinformation about the electionAs Election Day approaches, you may be more likely to see online disinformation that’s aimed at influencing your vote. Here are even more books by journalists you should readLet the doomscrolling stop. Why would NBC schedule a town hall with President Trump tonight?There are plenty of reasons not to be too upset over NBC’s decision. That doesn’t mean that decision is right. The coronavirus pandemic keeps evolving. So does the news coverage, as these six stories showData on COVID-19 cases and deaths is getting more complete, and the extent of the pandemic’s disproportionate impact is getting clearer. The Catch-22 for journalists in Trump’s pleas for poll-watchersThis is the October 15, 2020 edition of Factually Without methodology or transparency, Facebook and Twitter become the ‘arbiters of the truth’Naive are those who believe this isn't dangerous The coronavirus data you should ask for, but also should not have toPlus, ask audiences to share their COVID-19 bills, Big Solar and Big Wind will soon overtake Big Coal and ... Crocs are cool now? NBC is taking heat for holding a Trump town hall at the same time ABC will hold one with BidenNBC should have realized the backlash it would get for a decision that could have been avoided by simply picking another time to hold the town hall. 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