Journalism, 'fake news' & disinformation : handbook for journalism education and training
- Editors: Cherilyn Ireton and Julie Posetti.
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- Paris, France : United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Organization, 2018.
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- 1 online resource (128 pages).
- Unesco series on journalism education.
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- Includes bilbiographical references (pages 127-128).
- Written by experts in the fight against disinformation, this handbook explores the very nature of journalism with modules on why trust matters; thinking critically about how digital technology and social platforms are conduits of the information disorder; fighting back against disinformation and misinformation through media and information literacy; fact-checking 101; social media verification and combatting online abuse. This model curriculum is an essential addition to teaching syllabi for all journalism educators, as well as practicing journalists and editors who are interested in information, how we share it and how we use it. It is mission critical that those who practice journalism understand and report on the new threats to trusted information. Political parties, health professionals, business people, scientists, election monitors and others will also find it useful.
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- UNESCO series on journalism education
- Title on the cover has the words 'fake news' crossed out.