Top Stories

Thursday, December 12

Our most popular stories this week, along with editors' picks:

Here are the highlights:

  1. We held a conference on disinformation with top political and media thinkers
    If you missed it, you can watch it here.
  2. How fiction can defeat fake news
    "Good, meaningful fiction does not confirm preexisting beliefs."
  3. The Washington Post reveals "secret history" behind the war in Afghanistan
    The Pentagon Papers redux.
  4. Fox News coverage of two mass shootings was different from other networks
    How the outlet reported on tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.
  5. A common error writers make in their copy
    "Eggcorns," and other incorrect homophones.
  6. The tragic story behind a Harper’s article shows the dirty truth about fact-checking
    The rise and fall of facts.
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