Social Media and Fake News
Now that social media is a part of people’s lives that it seems they can not live without, how can journalists utilize social media to reach their potential target audiences? What have you learned throughout the semester using Twitter to analyze and promote the news? What trends, dialogues, or interactions have you noticed on the platform?
Also, with the rise of social media came the rise of so-called “fake news.” What kind of impact does fake news have on real journalism? How can journalists work to make sure news is considered credible, and therefore defeat the spread of “fake news”?
Put your name at the top of the paper and upload it here. You will also submit it through Turnitin plagiarism checker. If you use a source, be sure to cite it. Your essay must be no fewer than 750 words.