Critical Media Commentary
The fake war on fake news. Sarah Kendzior, The Globe and Mail, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 12:08PM EST
Here’s why Trump’s attacks on ‘fake news’ succeed. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, Friday, February 17th, 2017.
We tracked down a fake-news creator in the suburbs. Here’s what we learned. Laura Sydel, National Public Radio (NPR), November 23, 20163:31 PM ET
The term ‘fake news’ is quickly losing meaning in the Trump era. Tabatha Southey, The Globe and Mail, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 11:59AM EST
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Fake News, Libraries and Librarians
- In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play : Talking to an information sciences professor about the challenges ahead. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Verge, November 16, 2016.
- Public Libraries in the Age of Fake News. Barbara Alvarez. Public Libraries Online
- Help! My News is Fake! Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library
- Understanding Fake News. Bruce Brigell, Skokie Public Library
- Here are all the Fake News Sites to Watch Out for On Facebook. The Daily Dot, Nov. 16, 2016
- Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a post-truth world Joyce Valenza
- Zion-Benton Township High School Library Guide
- Common Sense Media www.commonsensemedia.org
- Librarians take up arms against fake news. Jerry Large, Seattle Times, February 6, 2017
“Most middle-school students were able to distinguish advertisements from news stories, but more than 80 percent confused native advertisements with news stories. Native advertisements are designed to look like news stories, but they carry a label that sets them apart, usually “sponsored content.” That wasn’t enough.
There is a great need for more education in the critical-thinking skills that are part of information literacy.”