Professor’s article in The Atlantic explores the news cycle's attention to Donald Trump and COVID-19, at the expense of other stories

Ethan Zuckerman, public policy, communication and information, has written a column exploring how the focus of the news media has been centered on Donald Trump and COVID-19, to the exclusion of other critical domestic and international stories in the run-up to this fall’s election.

An an article in The Atlantic, Zuckerman, who is also director of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, puts the coverage of Trump in context, writing “When Barack Obama was president, his name appeared in roughly one in 10 news stories published by major U.S. news sources. During his first term, Trump has appeared in roughly one in four stories.