Media, Journalism, and "Fake News" A Reference Handbook provides readers with an overview of news and media in the United States. Additionally, the book discusses, additionally discussing the economic state of the news industry, partisan news, misinformation and disinformation, issues of representation, and the impact of social media.
The volume starts with a background of the development of news and information in the United States. It then goes on to discuss significant problems, controversies, and solutions related to the topic. Readers also will be able to develop their understanding of the topic by reading profiles of key figures and organizations that contributed to the current news climate. A comprehensive list of resources will help readers decide where to go next should they want to learn more about a particular area of interest.
About the Author
Amy M. Damico, PhD, is professor of communication at Endicott College. She is coauthor of 21st-Century TV Dramas: Exploring the New Golden Age and coeditor of September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide.