Real Talk about Fake News Part Two

Jan 9, 2018

Nicki Donnelson interviews Dr. Holly Holladay

Fake news. Click bait. Last week on the Missouri State Journal we dove into this topic and discussed the origins, as well as why we, as consumers, aren’t verifying our sources better.  

 

Dr. Holly Holladay, assistant professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University, talks a little more deeply about why fake news persists as well as what it is and what it isn’t.  

 

This is the second in a two-part series. 

 

 

So why does fake news get shared so wildly? She provides her thoughts. 

Holladay also fears that satire is beginning to be lumped in with fake news, though the intention is quite different. While fake news originated to help the bottom line, satire exists to question dominant ideas. She elaborates. 

 

Instead of being one hard and fast definition, perhaps, she says, that fake news is a spectrum.