Too good to be true? Ever mistakenly share a story that was a hoax? Social media has been filled with fake news this election season. The increase in the number of fake news stories, sites dedicated to them, and the sharing of
Karen Magnuson (@kmagnuson) is editor and vice president of news at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, New York. This Q&A with her appears in Chapter 7, Social Media Ethics and Policies. Tells us about the Democrat & Chronicle’s social media policy.
More discussion about this topic can be found in Chapters 4 and 7. In a post for MediaShift, Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content, I also write about this in-class exercise. This group exercise helps students determine the credibility of