Journalists use real people's stories to 'humanize' the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic's greatest threats.
BBC presenter John Humphrys seems to think the school of hard knocks is superior to academe. He's wrong.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
Despite its magnitude, the response to the Montara oil spill did not receive the publicity of other offshore oil disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A new study compared fictional patient experiences in Grey's Anatomy with real trauma cases. It concluded patients who are fans of the show might have unrealistic expectations of medical care.
An analysis of media coverage provides lessons for how to move the climate debate forward and other highly polarized issues.
When the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was founded 50 years ago, it was supposed to reflect the nation's disparate voices.
The growth of new, vibrant, independent media sites and projects in South Africa have challenged conceptions of what a newsroom is. On limited budgets, some even fare better than mainstream media.
Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
U.S. journalism has long championed an allegiance to cold objectivity. But one researcher analyzed Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from the past 20 years and found that they’re suffused with emotion.
Theodor Fontane was a German newspaper's England correspondent – who reported 'from' London without leaving his Berlin desk.
On Q&A, government minister Zed Seselja remarked that surveys showed confidence in media has fallen globally. In Australia, he said, it has dropped lower than in the US. Is he right?
The Marvel superhero directly confronts a 'war on terror culture' that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
The media as an institution in the United States is in a deplorable condition, and President-elect Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of its failings.
E-book sales are falling, even though many said they would "kill" print books. Computers and television were also supposed to spell the book's demise. At one point, people even feared the phonograph.
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
With a pilot that was deemed too complex and cerebral, 'Star Trek' looked dead in the water. Fifty years later, we look back at the show's rocky beginnings.
Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?