Professor Stephen Cushion

Professor Stephen Cushion

Total 11 Posts
  • Cardiff, Wales.
Chair Professor at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

Coronavirus – Fake news less of a problem than confusing government messages.

6 min read
Cardiff University’s news diary study during the pandemic found the public were confused about a number of issues and became more critical of the UK government.

People have been switching off from coronavirus news – But the Dominic Cummings story cut through.

5 min read
COVID-19 ‘news fatigue’ had set in with the UK public, but then the prime minister’s chief advisor changed all that.

Different lockdown rules in the four nations are confusing the public.

5 min read
Researchers find widespread confusion in the UK population about the different lockdown rules, which is partly attributable to national newspaper coverage but also to bad UK Government communication.

Coronavirus: Public confused and suspicious over government’s death toll information.

5 min read
Most people believe the government was wrong to stop publishing international comparisons of COVID-19 death tolls at daily briefings. Many saw this as an attempt to cover up just how badly the UK has handled the pandemic.

Coronavirus: People want media to ramp up factchecking and question dubious claims.

5 min read
Public doubts over some government information have led to calls for more active factchecking of claims.

Coronavirus: Study shows people want more scientific expert analysis – and less Boris Johnson.

5 min read
What the UK public thinks of the way the pandemic and lockdown are being covered by the media.

People trust TV journalists and want them to scrutinise government coronavirus policy.

5 min read
Calls for journalists to rally round the UK government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic are out of touch with public opinion, an in-depth study of news audiences has found.
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