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Jun 21 2019 - 09:06 AM
News Cafe Book Collections - Fake News

What's Real in the Media?


Spring 2018


Curated by Jennifer Govan

Designed by Zoe Logan


Do you cringe at the thought of another tweet about “fake news”? Given unprecedented numbers of executive accusations about the Russian dossier, media in general, CNN in particular, and/or reports on government, health care, employment, is “fake news” a retaliatory slap, slippery slogan, or actual state of affairs in today’s political arena?


While bad information has existed for centuries, most pressing is the need for media literacy so that we can make informed choices and good decisions. This display presents insightful thinking behind “fake news” to raise awareness and steer us accordingly.



The Books

  • The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions, by Mark Dice
  • Fake News: Strange Historical Facts Reimagined in the World of Donald Trump, by David Hutter 
  • Fake News in Real Context, by Paul Levinson
  • The Fake News Phenomenon, by Duchess Harris
  • Post-Truth (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series), by Lee McIntyr
  • Sharing Posts: The Spread of Fake News, by Stephen Currie
  • Fighting Fake News!: Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age, by Brian Housand
  • Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity & Higher Education, Michael A. Peters (ed.)
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, by James W. Loewen
  • News Literacy: Helping Students and Teachers Decode Fake News, by Robert W. Janke & Bruce S. Cooper
  • A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age, by Daniel J. Levitin
  • A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics: A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of A Complex World, by Daniel J. Levitin
  • The Truth-Seeker's Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, by Gleb Tsipursky (auth); Lexie Holliday (illus)
  • News Grazers: Media, Politics, and Truth in an Information Age, by Richard Forgette
  • Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era, by Daniel J. Levitin



The Display



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