The findings were published in Science Advances.
Researchers aimed to fully understand the association between the scientific impact of a paper and the depth of coverage in mass media.
To examine the extent to which people consume inaccurate news on social media, researchers analyzed a two-year span of posts from 750 adult users on Facebook and Twitter.
Only a small percentage of Americans have confidence in their ability to fact-check news about a pandemic, a new survey shows.
Researchers at the University of California scoured through the online edition of The Washington Post, analyzing more than 300 news stories publicized between 2007 through 2016.
A recent Pew Research study finds fewer Americans believe the news media is aggrandizing the risks associated with COVID-19.
New research in the Journal of Marketing suggests that news media outlets frequently brush off reports of corporate misconduct, corruption, and societal violations.
The study, as published in the peer-reviewed journal Mass Communication and Society, examined data comprised of more than 600 participants identified as frequent consumers of soft drinks.
According to a survey by Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans with their eyes fixated on news coverage of COVID-19 interpret the media's reporting to be relatively accurate.