The Cry of “Fake News” is the Echo of a Real Problem

That last part is key. This is where “fake news” comes in. This article suggests that in response to external crisis managers made decisions that had editorial consequences for the work journalists created. Their work was stripped of “humanity.” It was turned into cookie-cutter work, built via assembly lines.

If reporters feel this, I have to ask the question — shouldn’t we assume readers do too! They’ve probably felt it just as long and just as intensely. We underestimate them if we think they’re too naive to notice the shifts.



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