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 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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Shining a Light on the Solar Industry

I looked very pregnant when I asked them to take me up on the roof. I had just finished talking to the team at Central Virginia Community College where I had been sitting in the conference room. For the whole interview, my short frame was wedged underneath the table where the receptionist had sat me before my subjects arrived.

They offered to take me on the roof to see the solar panels they were using for the class. I said yes and stood up, revealing my bulging belly.

I laughed at the awkwardness and told them I was still fine with stairs and walking. And then, we went up to see the hands-on-learning station for their solar power program.

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Finding Joy in An Unexpected Setting

I felt a little rushed when I showed up for this interview. I had just left a photoshoot and the equipment was rattling around my car as I wound through the HumanKind campus. I had the number for the building but, I also knew that the facilities sprawled into several areas.

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