In the first week of this semester, I had a perplexing conversation with one of my suitemates, in which she shared her belief that “the truth does not matter.” This seemed like a rather shocking claim to me, especially given the prolific amount of fake news in the United States right now, so I decided…
Finding the Flaws in Fake News
“I am normally a skeptic, maybe even a cynic, so I always check the citations and the history of whoever presents information to me.”
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Andersen Discusses Evolution of Fake News in Post-Truth America
“This is American exceptionalism in the 21st century,” Andersen said. “Our drift toward … doing our own thing, and having an altogether uncertain grip on reality has overwhelmed our other exceptional national traits and turned us into a less-developed country as well.”
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Angela Ards Uses ‘Fake News’ to Teach Real Journalism at BC
Angela Ards is bringing her experience as a seasoned journalist to a popular English course, and is working on building a journalism minor for BC students.
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LeBeau Reflects on Reporting in Era of ‘Fake News’
Donald Trump’s constant use of the term “fake news” to describe the work of career journalists has deeply insulted and alienated many in the industry, according to Lebeau.