Fake News - All the "news" that's unfit to print!
Is fake news new?
Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion.
Research - William Randolph Hearst and the Spanish American War
Tabloid journalism is a style of journalism that emphasizes sensational crime stories, gossip columns about celebrities and sports stars, junk food newsand astrology. Although it is associated with tabloid-size newspapers, not all newspapers associated with tabloid journalism are tabloid size, and not all tabloid-size newspapers engage in tabloid journalism.
MEDIA BIAS/FACT CHECK
How biased is that news article? This website will help you look for bias in the news media.
Evaluating news sites: Credible or Clickbait?
Source A: __http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-south-carolina-idUSKCN0UQ2ER20160112__
Source B: __http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/10/11/first-state-in-america-moves-to-ban-donald-trump-from-entering-more-to-follow-details/__
Students take polls to demonstrate their knowledge of "fake news."
Let's play a game. Students test their knowledge of "fake news" stories.
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