Fake News Course Reading List
Here’s a tentative schedule of Fake News readings offered in chronological order because that’s just what you do on a syllabus. Basically, we recommend you read some or none of these articles, whenever. Help us extend this list on this Google Doc. (Request edit privileges to add to it.) You might also want to check out this resource on how to publish on Medium.
Fake News List:
Google Doc with list of news outlets evaluated.
Reddit: Fake News board:
About Fake News
Tabloid Valley: Supermarket News and American Culture. by Paul E. Morton
Scandals in American History. By Alan Bisbort
The Dissident Press: Alternative Journalism in American History. by Lauren Kessler
Smoking Typewriters. By John McMillian
The Martians Have Landed! A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes. By Robert Bartholomew and Benjamin Radford
The Daily Show and Rhetoric: Arguments, Issues, and Strategies. Ed. by Trischa Goodnow
The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News. Ed. by Amarnath Amarasingam
Is Fake News the Real News? by Mark K. McBeth & Randy S. Clemons
#100HardTruths — by Alex Juhasz
Jan 20: Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C, Washington Post.
Jan 21: From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece by Scott Shane, NY Times.
The Making of Jayson Blair. by David Folkenflik
Fake News & Media Literacy:
Jan 22: Did Media Literacy Backfire? by danah boyd
This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook
Hacking the Attention Economy by danah boyd
What’s Propaganda Got To Do With It? by Caroline Jack
Are There Limits to Online Free Speech? by Alice Marwick
Why America is Self-Segregating by danah boyd
How do you deal with a problem like “fake news?” by Robyn Caplan
Distinguishing Fact from Fake:
Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts
How to Tell Truth from fiction in the age of fake news Chicago Tribune Editorial Board
What is fake news and what can you do to stop it?
Fake News Sniffing Plugins for Google Chrome.
The Real Stories of Fake News Writers:
Bots & Fake News
How people Ca$h in:
Fake News Itself
@ApprovedNews6 on Twitter:
Ongoing fictional news reports from an alternate reality.
Fact Checking a Fictional Affair with the 2nd Lady of the United States
Before Its News:
A home to Fake News