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Fake News vs Media Studies

Travels in a False Binary

Authors: McDougall, Julian

  • Contains interviews with journalists, news commentators and media educators to represent a breadth of perspectives within the field
  • Uses an innovative format to weave together arguments regarding contemporary journalism and media education
  • Provides a refreshing viewpoint on a timely topic which is increasingly gaining currency within global debate
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About this book

This book explores the place of Media Studies in the age of ‘fake news’, analysing the calls for a curriculum of critical news literacy as part of a cyclical policy debate. With the need for young people in democracies to understand mainstream news agendas and take a critical perspective on social media news, including so-called ‘fake news’, this book argues for Media Studies as a mandatory subject.  However, ‘fake news’ is not presented in the book as a stable, neutral term with a clear definition, but is instead defined as an idea that risks obscuring the key critical and political premise of Media Studies. All media representation requires critical deconstruction: therefore, any distinction between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ media is a false binary.  The author draws together two narrative strands: one analysing contemporary news and journalism, featuring interviews with journalists and news commentators, and the other re-appraising the discipline of Media Studies itself. This bold and innovative book will appeal to all those interested in the nebulous and often confusing media landscape, as well as students and practitioners of Media Studies.

About the authors

Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education and Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University, UK. He edits Media Practice and Education and convenes the annual Media Education Summit

Buy this book

eBook 20,22 €
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  • Due: November 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27220-3
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Softcover 25,99 €
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  • Due: November 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27219-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fake News vs Media Studies
Book Subtitle
Travels in a False Binary
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27220-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27220-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-27219-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 233
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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