Press and Media

Selected Rumor-Related News Articles

DiFonzo, Nicholas (2011, April 21). The Psychology of the ‘Birther’ Myth: The Echo-Chamber Effect. The New York Times Magazine.

Herther, Nancy K. (2011, May). All the News That’s Fit to Post. Or Is It? SEARCHER magazine.

Manjoo, F. (2008, March 16). Idea Lab: Rumor’s Reasons . The New York Times Magazine.

Woliver, R. (2000, June 25). “If You Bought the Brooklyn Bridge, Here’s Another One for Sale.” The New York Times.

Dwyer, J. C., & Drew, C. (2005, September 29). Fear exceeded crime’s reality in New Orleans. The New York Times, NY, pp. A1, A22.

Binns, C. (2006, July 31). The Real Scoop on Rumors and Gossip.

Mellon, E. (2006, December 12). “Did you hear? Schools are using Web to stifle rumors / Districts say sites an efficient way to get the facts straight.” Houston Chronicle, p. B1.

Russell, J. (2007, May 21). Rumor mill churns trouble in town. The Boston Globe.

Jones, A. (2007, May 7). Words Between the Whispers; Rumor and Gossip are Just Human Nature. Xpress Magazine. Journalism Department, San Francisco State University.

Skelton, C. (2008, March 7). Internet rumours have staying power. The Vancouver Sun.

Bordia, P., & DiFonzo, N. (2002, March 24). Hot stuff: The risky allure of rumour. The Sunday Age.

Rosnow, R. L., & Foster, E. (2005, April 4). Rumor and Gossip Research. Psychological Science Agenda, 19(4). American Psychological Association.

Zaslow, J. (2002, March 13). How A Rumor Spread By E-Mail Laid Low An Arab’s Restaurant. The Wall Street Journal, New York, p. A1.

Chulov M, Warne-Smith, D., & Colman, E. (2004, February 17). Rumour the spark that fired racial tinderbox. The Australian, pp. 1, 6.

Rohter, L. (1992, September 5). After the Storm; Rumor Abound of Storm Deaths Going Untallied. The New York Times. p. 6.

Freedman, A. M. (1991, May 10). Rumor turns fantasy into bad dream. The Wall Street Journal, pp. B1, B5.

Vigoda, R. (1993, Nov. 5). Heard about the headlights? The big lie comes sweeping into town. Philadelphia Inquirer, pp. B1, B8.

Slackman, M. (2003, June 5). Ruled by rumors in Iraq. Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, p. A1.

Marks, A. (2001, October 23). From survival tales to attack predictions, rumors fly. The Christian Science Monitor. p. 2.

Davis, R. H. (2004, March 21). The anatomy of a smear campaign. The Boston Globe. Retrieved December 21, 2007

Jacobs, A. (2007, July 3). Newark’s mayor battles old guard and rumors. The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2007

Schnur, D. (2008, January 18). McCain’s anti-rumor strategy. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 18, 2008

Obama battles Muslim rumors head-on. (2008, January 23). Retrieved January 23, 2008