Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: How Journalists Respond to Accusations of Fake News

Journalism and Accusations of Fake News

White House reporters shared their experiences covering the presidency. The journalists spoke about accusations of "fake news" and how to respond to these claims. They spoke about fact checking, sources and issuing corrections when mistakes are made. They also discussed how reporting has changed in the Trump administration.

Description

White House reporters shared their experiences covering the presidency. The journalists spoke about accusations of "fake news" and how to respond to these claims. They spoke about fact checking, sources and issuing corrections when mistakes are made. They also discussed how reporting has changed in the Trump administration.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What are the two definitions of "fake news?"
  • Why do you think Christi Parson describes accusations of "fake news" as a "brilliant marketing scheme?"
  • What techniques do journalists use to "get it right?"
  • How has reporting on the White House changed during the Trump administration?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Correspondent
    • Fact Checking
    • Fake News
    • Journalism
    • Media
    • Sources
    • Vetting
    • White House Press Secretary

    Topics

    Executive BranchMedia

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity