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So like is fake news a new thing?

CASE STUDY -

THE MUELLER REPORT RELEASE

>>>> BREAKING NEWS >>>>

mueller report coverage:

left right and center

 

"Report Suggests 'Fake News' Came From Trump, Not The News Media." - Washington Post, April 18, 2019.

 

"7 Ways The Mueller Report Exposed The Media's 'Bombshell' Fake News Stories." - The Federalist, April 19 2019.

 

"Two Universes, One Report." - The Atlantic, April 20, 2019.

 

"News Feeds on the Mueller Report" - AllSides, April 22, 2019.

WHICH ARE YOU?

 

"Discover Your Political Type" -  Pew Charitable Trust Research Center, June 24, 2016.

 

"Rate Your Own Political Bias" - AllSides, n.d. 

WHY IS THIS A THING?

HOW ALLSIDES RATES MEDIA BIAS

>>>> DEFINITION CORNER >>>>

balanced reporting

... [to report] the news as it is covered from a breadth of perspectives.That includes different perspectives on the same story, as well as different opinions on the day's top stories.. ... to provide context, revealing debate on the underlying issues and other helpful background.

-  From, "AllSides Editorial Philosophy," n.d.

civil discourse

1.  noun:  robust, honest, frank and constructive dialogue and deliberation that seeks to advance the public interest.

2.  Discourse that is civil means that those involved undertake a serious exchange of views; focus on the issues rather than on the individual(s) espousing them; defend their interpretations using verified information; thoughtfully listen to what others say; seek the sources of disagreements and points of common purpose; embody open-mindedness and a willingness change their minds; assume they will need to compromise and are willing to do so; treat the ideas of others with respect; avoid violence (physical, emotional, and verbal).

From, "A Plea For Civil Discourse" - Association of American Colleges and Universities, n.d.

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