Examine news creation and distribution by:
- Recognizing key aspects of information circulation.
- Explaining the various forms of media and news bias.
- Differentiating between types of news.
In chapter one, we discussed information disorder, defined concepts, and presented examples of disinformation throughout history. In this chapter, we will introduce the methods used for distributing information, describing them in very simplistic terms. We call this information distribution. Circulating information has a long and complex history, and a basic understanding of three key concepts-news, journalism, and editing-is critical to understanding information disorder in the Internet age. This chapter will cover:
- News sources
- Media bias
- Fake news