News, Fake News, and Critical Authority
Source of Publication
Communications in Computer and Information Science
© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG. The purpose of this proposed work is to present a theoretically and methodologically sound grounding for the critical apprehension of what constitutes authoritative news and news sources. The presentation will demonstrate clearly that there are variations in reports of news: intentionally objective news items (“intentionally” in that there is a deliberate attempt at objective reporting), unintentional error in news items (“unintentionally” mistaken), and intentionally false news items (“intentionally” in that there is a deliberate effort to deceive readers). The proposed work will focus on the first and third of the possibilities. Within the functioning of information literacy, it is argued, there is an obligation to recognize the intentionalities for what they are—objective reporting and efforts to deceive. Ultimately, the presentation will suggest ways to realize that obligation.
Budd, John M. and Stewart, Kristine N., "News, Fake News, and Critical Authority" (2018). Scopus Indexed Articles. 1169.