Deaths vs. Economic Pain: Cable News' Imbalanced Picture

Almost three months ago, COVID-19 became an inextricable part of American life. As the economy ground to a halt and unemployment soared, television news channels have focused the majority of their attention on the health impacts of the disease, while paying far less attention to the devastating economic harms, including historic job losses. A closer look at how channels are presenting the coronavirus crisis reveals stark differences, from CNN's ever-present infections dashboard to Fox News' periodic scrolling updates, offering clues to the increasingly partisan reaction to the pandemic.

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