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Research & Scholarship

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 […]

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 […]