Can Fake News busters replace editors?

Bekerman, M ORCID: 2017, 'Can Fake News busters replace editors?' , Westminster Media Forum Publications , pp. 70-71.

PDF (Pdf of submitted and published article) - Published Version
Download (463kB) | Preview
[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


In the debate about how to tackle the growing phenomenon of Fake News, much attention is devoted to countermeasures such as fact-checking or better media literacy, but less to the root cause of the problem. Considerable criticism focuses on the failures of contemporary journalism and how it under-performs in digital age, but not many want to admit that it is not journalism itself that is to blame but one of its aspects: the editorial process which has suffered greatly from digital convergence. The article surmises that fact-checking is a limited tool to tackle Fake News, and that ensuring proper editorial procedures in the digital context is the way to go forward.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Westminster Media Forum Publications
Publisher: Westminster Forum Projects 2017
Related URLs:
Depositing User: M Bekerman
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:24

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)


Downloads per month over past year