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The Resource Fake news : falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism, Brian McNair

Fake news : falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism, Brian McNair

Label
Fake news : falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism
Title
Fake news
Title remainder
falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism
Statement of responsibility
Brian McNair
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fake News: Falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism examines the causes and consequences of the 'fake news' phenomenon now sweeping the world's media and political debates. Drawing on three decades of research and writing on journalism and news media, leading scholar Brian McNair engages with the fake news phenomenon in accessible, insightful language designed to bring clarity and context to a complex and fast-moving debate. McNair presents fake news not as a cultural issue in isolation but rather as arising from, and contributing to, significant political and social trends in twenty-first century societies. Chapters identify the factors which have laid the groundwork for fake news' explosive appearance at this moment in our globalised public sphere. These include the rise of relativism and the crisis of objectivity, the role of digital media platforms in the production and consumption of news, and the growing drive to produce online content which attracts users and generates revenue. The book also considers the decline of trust in journalism, and the how the traditional left critique of 'dominant ideology' and 'ruling elites' in media has been appropriated by the alt-right, nationalists and populists all over the world. This book rejects the left-right division in discussion of what is and is not 'fake news'. Rather, it aims to provide students, teachers, journalists and general readers with the tools necessary to navigate the digital journalism landscape in the era of President Donald Trump, and to filter out the 'fact' from the 'fake' in their news."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
UAB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNair, Brian
Dewey number
070.4/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.F35
LC item number
M36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Disruptions: studies in digital journalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Fake news
  • Fake news
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • United States
Label
Fake news : falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism, Brian McNair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Routledge Focus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- #Fakenews -- Faking it in journalism: not really new, not exactly news -- The decline of trust in journalism: post-truth, post-factuality and the digisphere -- Fakers, makers, sharers -- Fake news and democratic political culture: the challenges, and how to address them -- Afterword
Control code
1013991576
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 108 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351392884
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5143567
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013991576
Label
Fake news : falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism, Brian McNair
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Routledge Focus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- #Fakenews -- Faking it in journalism: not really new, not exactly news -- The decline of trust in journalism: post-truth, post-factuality and the digisphere -- Fakers, makers, sharers -- Fake news and democratic political culture: the challenges, and how to address them -- Afterword
Control code
1013991576
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 108 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351392884
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5143567
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013991576

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