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Fake News

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Defining Fake News: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell wrote that. Except that he did not. Source attributions linking the statement to Orwell are omnipresent across many websites, and even within some academic journals. Yet, a connection is not established to Orwell having ever […]

U.S. Presidential Candidate Social Media, News and Political Data

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Was that politically correct? The theme implied in this very question itself, has multiple connotations. Those themes extend beyond whether a statement by a candidate or other politician is offensive or not. In an era of political hyperbole pushing into the bleeding edges of veracity, alongside campaign spin doctoring and a media culture of political […]

NK News Pro

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

New to Syracuse University Libraries, NK News Pro. This is a research platform focusing on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). Access proprietary and open source information, including on DPRK companies and trade, a DPRK experts list, economic indicators, import/export data and ship movements, leadership biographies, long form research analysis, and archives of […]

Good News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Capturing and preserving news for future researchers is challenging these days due to a proliferation of sources and formats. As newspapers shift to online news sites that include video and comments from readers, the question of how to save news postings becomes complex.  Researchers in the recent past were able to rely on microfilm if […]