1. Fake news is a term that emerged in the mid-2010s to describe content that is purposefully false in hopes of drawing audience members through partisan ideology or shocking headlines. It is also used to describe content that individuals dislike in an attempt to discredit the material.
2. There are some people who post misinformation and rumours online just for fun.
3. Hoaxes and myths used to be present on the Internet in the past, but are now no longer an issue.
4. When writing for the media, the key is to examine the fewest number of sources for key facts as you can.
5. If you can’t explain it, it’s OK to write it if it attracts readers.
6. In order to engage your readers, it’s a good idea to start with an absolute.
7. Instead of sticking with vague terms, do more research to solidify your claims or attribute the information to a source.
8. One way to avoid confusion is to paraphrase a source’s quotes as much as possible.
9. It’s not necessary to check any links you find in a story.
10. If you get information from a single source online, don’t pass it along without looking for similar information from other sources.
11. When you do basic fact checking, it’s important to look into any numbers included in the story.
12. Basic fact checking includes all of the following EXCEPT ______.
13. Good places to verify your information include all of the following EXCEPT ______.
14. Fake news ______.
15. A primary rule to remember about media writing is ______.
16. Today, ______ help(s) people separate fact from fiction, reality from myth, and honesty from dishonesty
17. Today, ______ has opened up the floodgates of information, making the job of professional media operatives different but even more crucial.
18. ______ is a selective process, which allowed media officials to determine what people would and would not see.
19. ______ is the most important aspect of your job, regardless of if you are publishing a newspaper, broadcasting a news report, issuing a press release, or sending out an advertisement.
20. Secondary source is information provided by ______.
21. Example of a primary source is a diary written during the civil war.
22. Logical lapses are a breakdown in assessing the ______ of a statement brought about by the inclusion of an erroneous statement.
23. Hyperbole;a statement that is so ridiculously overblown that it could not be reasonably _____.
24. Editors are often referred to as “gatekeepers” because they choose what information is published or what not.
25. A process to verify information before publication.
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