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Orange Journalism: Navigating the 'Post Truth' Minefield

from By Sanda Gurvis

Fact-finding these days can be likened to excavating your cat’s litter box: Just when you think you got it all, a bit of digging reveals more. The private ASJA Forum discussion on fake news and journalism literacy brought to light how far the pendulum has swung – from one member’s observation that few if any people were aware of the late Walter Cronkite’s liberal leanings to another’s commentary on how fake news writer Paul Horner cashed in by spreading lies during the Trump campaign. But all is not lost; bastions of solid information still can be found in such resources as Truth, Truthiness, Triangulation: A News Literacy Toolkit for a “Post-Truth” World, a comprehensive roundup of fact-finding tips and sources from School Library Journal.

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