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…
“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.”
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.
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.