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Title: Fake news as a critical incident in journalism
Authors: Tandoc, Edson C.
Jenkins, Joy
Craft, Stephanie
Keywords: Social sciences::Journalism
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Tandoc, E. C., Jenkins, J. & Craft, S. (2018). Fake news as a critical incident in journalism. Journalism Practice, 13(6), 673-689.
Journal: Journalism Practice
Abstract: This study examines how American newspapers made sense of the issue of fake news. By analysing newspaper editorials and considering the problem of fake news as a critical incident confronting journalism, this study found that news organizations in the US recognize fake news as a social problem while acknowledging the challenge in defining it. They generally considered fake news as a social media phenomenon thriving on political polarization driven by mostly ideological, but sometimes also financial, motivations. Therefore, they assigned blame for the rise of fake news to the current political environment, to technological platforms Google and Facebook, and to audiences.
ISSN: 1751-2786
DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2018.1562958
Rights: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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