Ellen Shearer and Matt Mansfield - Truth Counts: A Practical Guide for News Consumers

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Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Truth today is under daily attack from deniers and liars, easily confused with fake news, and often distorted by weaponized statistics. We can’t simply take at face value what is presented as true. This makes truth all the more important. In this primer to navigating what we hear on the media, Shearer, executive editor of Northwestern’s Washington Program, Medill News Service, and Mansfield, a partner in Mansfield/Goldman Strategy, have gathered succinct essays by journalists and academics that show readers how to sift out the alternative facts, how to be aware of and avoid filter bubbles, and how to be sensitive to the way social algorithms reinforce pre-existing points of view.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
SKU: 9780999436844

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