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Seth Ashley

Seth Ashley

Seth Ashley is a professor of journalism and media studies in the Department of Communication at Boise State University, where he also serves as faculty adviser for student media. He is the author of "News Literacy and Democracy," and his research focuses on media literacy, media sociology and communication policy. He received his Ph.D. and MA from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers and magazines and as a designer and technician for film, theater and music productions.

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Idaho needs media literacy to combat COVID-19 misinformation

By: and - September 24, 2021

With Idaho recently announcing crisis standards of care in hospitals across the state, we are seeing first-hand the effects of myths, misunderstandings, and misinformation about COVID-19. In today’s media environment, Idahoans are bombarded from every direction with contradictory claims about COVID-19, and it can be challenging to disentangle the truths from the falsehoods.  Much like […]