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COVID Myth Busters

In February-March 2022, reporters for 16 Latino and indigenous multimedia outlets across California produced Myth Busters, a groundbreaking fellowship program coordinated by Ethnic Media Services and funded by the California Department of Public Health’s VaccinateAll58 campaign. Each segment reports on the most dangerous myths about COVID 19 and vaccines circulating in Latino and Indigenous communities. The fellowship launched with a Feb. 17 seminar (Spanish/English) on how to report on mis- and dis-information without amplifying the lies. We will update here as more print, online and broadcast reports are published or aired.

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