Is Media Coverage Responsible for the Surge of COVID-19?

Beth Bradford, Ph.D.
7 min readJul 23, 2020
Photo by Paul Keller; CC 4.0

Rather than watch more cable news in the early evenings, I’ve been watching the HBO show, Newsroom. As a former television news photojournalist, I’m reminded of my days working the daily news beat. I would shoot and edit many stories to “feed the beast,” and there was little time for any of us to see the big picture of what was going on. We didn’t have time to reflect on what we were doing…

Beth Bradford, Ph.D.

Former TV person, college professor and media researcher. Ironman triathlete, meditation teacher and yoga instructor.