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February 2017

Fake News Triangle – Audience

These Audience-related questions are designed to help you assess the news story from different audiences’ points of view. Do not use them all, but choose as many as will help you assess your chosen news report. Return to the main triangle page. Go to the Text page. Go to the …

Fake News Triangle

What is new about fake news? As with all news in the 21st Century, it is more frequent, easier to encounter but harder to verify. Where once professional editors filtered news for accuracy and honesty, we more often find that we have to perform that job ourselves. In its continuing …

Fake News Triangle – Production

These Production-related questions are designed to help you assess the producers and distributors of the news story. Do not use them all, but choose as many as will help you assess your chosen news report. Return to the main triangle page. Go to the Text page. Go to the Audience …

Fake News Triangle – Text

These text-related questions are designed to help you interrogate the codes and conventions of the news. Do not use them all, but choose as many as will help you assess your chosen news report. Return to the main triangle page. Go to the Audience page. Go to the Production page. …

Phone Ban Fallout

The principal of Earl Grey Senior Public School has, at the urging of parents, banned the use of phones in class. They may be used during lunch, but “no social media, no texting, no taking or viewing photos and videos.” Toronto middle school bans use of cellphones in classrooms, hallways …