Everett Cafe News: What’s Real in the Media?

| May 7, 2018

180507_Display_219x365Do you cringe at the thought of another tweet about “fake news”? What with unprecedented presidential accusations about the Russian dossier, media in general, CNN in particular, and reports on government, health care, employment, and other vital issues, is “fake news” a retaliatory slap, slippery slogan, or actual state of affairs in today’s political arena?

Information intending to influence or sway public opinion has long existed in various forms, from a 1545 woodcut commissioned by Martin Luther of German peasants responding to a papal bull, to the iconic “I Want You” Uncle Sam poster used for army recruiting during the WWI. It has been called propaganda, yellow journalism, alternative facts for purposeful bad information, misinformation, misleading information, even lack of information. In the hotbed of social media, where Internet entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg are testifying before Congress, we need to look even more closely at how news is portrayed, delivered, and received.

How do we assess trustworthiness? With the growing need for media literacy and real evidence-based teaching (with a tip of the hat to Margaret Crocco), “What’s Real in the Media?” presents the thinking behind “fake news” to enlighten our role as consumers, educators, and citizens.

The display was created by Zoe Logan, Lead Designer, Edlab. Be sure to check out the placards behind the books as you peruse!

Where: Everett Cafe

Sharing_PostsCurrie, Steven. Sharing Posts: The Spread of Fake News. San Diego, CA: Reference Point Press, Inc., 2017.

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True_Story_of_Fake_NewsDice, Mark. The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions. San Diego, CA: The Resistance Manifesto, 2017.

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News_GrazersForgette, Richard. News Grazers: Media, Politics, and Trust in an Information Age.  Los Angeles, New York, London: CQ Press, Sage, 2018.

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Fajke_News_PhenomenonHarris, Duchess.  The Fake News Phenomenon. Minneapolis, MN: Abdo, 2017.

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Fighting_Fake_NewsHousand, Brian. Fighting Fake News!: Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age. Waco, TX: Pruffrock Press, 2018.

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Fake_News_TrumpHunter, David.  Fake News: Strange Historical Facts Reimagined in the World of Donald Trump. [Independently Published], 2017.

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News_LiteracyJanke, Robert and Bruce S. Cooper. News Literacy: Helping Students and Teachers Decode Fake News. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

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Fake_News_in_real_ContextLevinson, Paul. Fake News in Real Context. New York: Connected Editions, Inc., 2017.

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Field_Guide_Critical_thinkingLevitin, Daniel J. A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age.  New York: Dutton, 2016.

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Lies_StatisticsLevitin, Daniel J. A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics: A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of a Complex World.  New York: Penguin, 2018.

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Weaponized_Lies.jogLevitin, Daniel J. Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.  New York: Dutton, 2016.

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Lies_My_TeacherLoewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007.

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Post_TruthMcintyre, Lee C.  Post-Truth.The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018.

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Viral_ModernityPeters, Michael A., ed.; Sharon Rider,‎ Mats Hyvönen,‎ Tina Besley. Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity & Higher Education. New York: Springer, 2018.

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Truth_Seekers_HandbookTsipursky , Gleb.  The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide.  New York: Bowker, 2017.

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