Gimme some truth – Journalism in an alternative-fact, post-truth world. Is the media the victim or the perpetrator?
News organisations and journalists now grapple with #fakenews. With those last forwarded Whatsapp messages that carry “news” becoming increasingly believable by the masses, news organisations have to find new purpose in negotiating fact from fiction. But are news organisations infallible?
In a world where news organisations need readers more than people care to read the news, can we still place our trust in journalists to tell us what we need to know instead of what we want to know?