Rational sources of news during the coronavirus outbreak

This article is part of the guide Remote Working during COVID-19, How to ride out the coronavirus outbreak.

In this remote working guide we’ve looked at remote working tools, mental wellbeing and processes that work for remote working.

If you’ve not worked remotely before, then riding through this coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis will be particularly scary and challenging time. This is made even worse by the amount of fake news flying around or unsubstantiated claims.

Recommended news sources

Most trustworthy sources

A recent survey conducted by the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute analysed who the most and least trustworthy news sources are. Michael Kearney, an incoming professor at the University of Missouri, did statistical analysis of the 8,728 questionnaire responses.

Mentioned as trusted:

  1. The Economist
  2. Public television
  3. Reuters
  4. BBC
  5. NPR
  6. PBS
  7. The Guardian
  8. The Wall Street Journal
  9. Los Angeles Times
  10. The Dallas Morning News

Mentioned as not trusted:

  1. Occupy Democrats
  2. BuzzFeed
  3. Breitbart
  4. Social media
  5. Trump
  6. Infowars
  7. Yahoo
  8. Internet
  9. Huffington Post
  10. The Blaze

Keep this survey in mind when reading an article about Coronavirus.


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Stuart Logan

Stuart Logan

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