Basically, if there’s violence, conflict or death involved, it gets top billing. Nowhere is this more true than in television news, which coined the expression, “If it bleeds, it leads.”
They can try–but they will fail. And that’s not something to bemoan. It’s something to recognize and build on because total objectivity is a myth.
Simple: by maintaining journalistic integrity. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done.
Whether we realize it or not, we have all experienced cognitive dissonance. It is a universal human affliction that transcends culture, race, nationality, and religion. There is no cure, but there are things you can do to treat it.
Washington Examiner says she did; Conway says she didn’t. Who’s right? Strap on your news literacy tools–it’s time to examine the evidence.
The short answer is: It depends.
NewsGuard is basically a nutrition label for news on the internet.
Two rules collide here: Direct quotations must never be doctored, but it’s not fair play to mock or belittle non-native speakers either.
Deepfake videos, which superimpose images on videos that aren’t real, are becoming more sophisticated, but there are a few telltale signs to look for.
No—but they make an excellent starting point, especially when supplemented by other trusted sources.