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Several experts in journalism offered their advice on combating fake news.
Several experts in journalism offered their advice on combating fake news.
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August 1, 2017

South Dakotan Journalists Discuss Fake News

At a recent Freeman Chautauqua, South Dakota journalists emphasized that the rise of fake news demanded better journalism practices, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The journalists also discussed the challenges of reporting in the age of “fake news.”

The discussion also provided a brief history of fake news, with prominent figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allen Poe, and Mark Twain all behind the helm of fake news stories. However, the majority of their fake news publications were intended to be educational.

Several experts in the field offered their advice on combating fake news. Dave Bordewyk, executive director of the South Dakota Newspaper Association noted that transparency in how stories are produced may help the public become more literate in media coverage. News director of South Dakota Public Broadcasting Cara Hetland stated that journalists would benefit by speaking to individuals who aren’t afraid of making corrections to news reports.

Learn more about the rise of fake news and the new information landscape over lunch on August 29th at Knowledge at Noon: A Conversation with Lee Rainie, of the Pew Research Center. Register here today: bhknowsinternet.eventbrite.com

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