Media, Journalism, and "Fake News": A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Amy M. Damico
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  • ISBN-10: 1440864071
  • ISBN-13: 9781440864070
  • DDC: 071.3
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book provides readers with an overview of news and media in the United States. Additionally, the book discusses, additionally discussing the economic state of the news industry, partisan news, misinformation and disinformation, issues of representation, and the impact of social media. The volume starts with a background of the development of news and information in the United States. It then goes on to discuss significant problems, controversies, and solutions related to the topic. Readers also will be able to develop their understanding of the topic by reading profiles of key figures and organizations that contributed to the current news climate. A comprehensive list of resources will help readers decide where to go next should they want to learn more about a particular area of interest.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Perspectives.
4: The 1970s Newsrooms Balanced Past and Future.
5: From Anonymous Sources to Analytics and Embedded Tweets: The Evolution of News Sourcing in Modern Journalism.
6: Unlocking the Keys to the Brave “News” World: News Literacy as the World’s Most Important Resource.
7: Fake News Is Old News: The Blurry Boundaries between Journalism and Public Relations.
8: Western News Media Coverage of Muslims and Arabs: From 9/11 to the Trump Era.
9: A Plea for Print.
10: Searching for the Source: Bots, Misinformation, and You.
11: Is Television News Satire the Problem or the Solution?.
12: Alive Day.
13: Profiles.
14: Data and Documents.
15: Resources.
16: Chronology.
About the Author.