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Tackling news avoidance in the age of COVID

Writing a medium article about news avoidance; what media outlets and we can do about it.

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NYC official texts


Official announcements and texts about COVID 

New York Times 

Wall Street Journal



These are media outlets that I trust and follow the most.

Upload or share a link to this resource/message/source of information to share it with others.

New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates.

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

There's a lot of rumination about things that might happen on the news but has not officially happened yet. I get official texts and that's when I know when something has been put into place or mandated; but the news sometimes prepares me ahead of time to expect certain things, such as the NYC shelter-in-place.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Messaging platforms, video calls

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Local neighborhood or county numbers.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

People who are resistant to news about COVID-19, deny that its happening, or are ignorant about its effects.

What is your current profession?


In what city are you located?

NYC normally, but now back in SoCal

In what country are you located?

United States


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