Our View: A new name for an old concept

 

November 1, 2017



Fake news, as a concept, has been around at least as long as we’ve had politicians.

But we used to call it something else: propaganda.

That our President was able to harness the term and continue to ride its wave, is disconcerting to people in the business of reporting news because it is so often an attack on media outlets which pride themselves on unbiased reporting.

But the President’s attacks are not groundless which is why they resonate with so many Americans.

Journalism schools have evolved over the past generation, in an attempt to equip young people with the tools they need to su...



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