Fact VS. Fake: Your Guide to Cornavirus (COVID-19) Content

Misinformation about coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading just like the disease. False “facts,” conspiracy theories, and bad advice pass from person-to-person with each repost. Let’s quarantine the worst misinformation websites and social media profiles.

In This Article

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Misinformation Roundup
How to Spot Misinformation
Understand the Incentive
How They Manipulate You
Verify from Multiple Sources
Ways to Help

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How to Blend Business Profiles into Shareable Articles

Special sections create highly-coveted opportunities for advertisers. They pull together helpful information for a niche audience alongside business listings and advertisements. Most magazines run a few of these each year. Some have a special section on a different topic in every issue.

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How I Write About the #girlboss in 2020

I’ve used the hashtag, and folded the keywords in some of my articles but, you’ll never see me paying $16 dollars for a #girlboss mug. From a content marketing perspective, it makes sense to have this shorthand to promote stories about powerful women to other aspiring women.

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How to Prepare for an Article Interview

Each time I schedule an interview for an article, I aim to gather quality material as quickly as possible. It’s practical for both myself and the subject. Also, features tend to have deadlines that necessitate efficiency. My interview with spoken word artist Lacroy Nixon benefitted from this model.

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How to Confirm Details in Your Articles

When my articles cover impactful events, I’m conscious about the details. Recently, I spoke with an established member of the Ivy Hill Community about her experience with Bob Hope’s visit to Lynchburg. Although her memory was extremely reliable, I cross-checked the facts for two key reasons. First, I didn’t want to bog down the interview with follow-up questions. Second, I value accuracy in reporting, even for a lifestyle magazine.

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Welcome to The Jungle

Imagine that a journalist, with outside political views, decided to go undercover to expose corruption. That investigation turned into a series of articles in a political magazine, which found a sympathetic audience. Then the journalist turned those articles into a novel and pushed it through to publication.

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