Why is All Covid-19 News Bad News?

  title={Why is All Covid-19 News Bad News?},
  author={Bruce I. Sacerdote and Ranjan Sehgal and Molly Cook},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
We analyze the tone of COVID-19 related English-language news articles written since January 1, 2020. Ninety one percent of stories by U.S. major media outlets are negative in tone versus fifty four percent for non-U.S. major sources and sixty five percent for scientific journals. The negativity of the U.S. major media is notable even in areas with positive scientific developments including school re-openings and vaccine trials. Media negativity is unresponsive to changing trends in new COVID… 
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