James E. Katz is Feld Professor of Emerging Media at Boston University's College of Communication, where he directs its Division of Emerging Media Studies. He has been awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Chair to Italy, fellowships at Princeton, Harvard, and MIT, and the Ogburn Career Achievement Award from the American Sociological Association. Dr. Katz is an elected fellow of the International Communication Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Kate K. Mays is completing her PhD in Emerging Media Studies at Boston University's College of Communication and is a Graduate Student Fellow for computational and data-driven research at the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University. She has presented her research findings at a variety of international conferences and in several journals. After graduating from Georgetown University, she worked in the publishing industry before coming to Boston University for advanced studies.
List of Contributors Acknowledgements Preface
Chapter 1. Introduction James E. Katz and Kate K. Mays
Democracy, News, & Society
Chapter 2. Belgium Invades Germany: Can Facts Survive Politics? Michael Schudson
Spotlight: Pierre Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field David L. Swartz
Chapter 3. From information availability to factual accountability: Reconsidering how truth matters for politicians, publics, and the news media Lucas Graves and Chris Wells
Chapter 4. Fake News: A New Obsession with an Old Phenomenon? Nicole Krause, Christopher D. Wirz, Dietram A. Scheufele, Michael Xenos
Pillars of Truth in Journalism
Spotlight: Sophisticated Modernism & Truth Edward Schiappa
Chapter 5. "The True" in Journalism Juliet Floyd
Chapter 6. Truth in Journalism Zeynep Soysal
Craft of Journalism and Truth
Chapter 7. Canards, fausses nouvelles, paranoid style. Classic authors for an emerging phenomenon Peppino Ortoleva
Chapter 8. Scoop: The Challenge of Foreign Correspondence John Maxwell Hamilton and Heidi Tworek
Chapter 9. Searching for Truth in Fragmented Spaces: Chat Apps and Verification in News Production Colin Agur and Valerie Belair-Gagnon
Chapter 10. The use and verification of online sources in the news production process. Sophie Lecheler, Sanne Kruikemeier, Yael de Haan
Chapter 11. Technological Affordances can Promote Misinformation: What Journalists Should Watch Out for When Relying on Online Tools and Social Media Maria D. Molina and S. Shyam Sundar
Reception & Perception
Chapter 12. Fake News Finds an Audience Erik P. Bucy and John E. Newhagen
Chapter 13. Truth at large: When social media investigations get it wrong Edson C. Tandoc Jr.
Chapter 14. Emotional Characteristics of Social Media and Political Misperceptions Brian E. Weeks and R. Kelly Garrett
Chapter 15. Conclusion Kate K. Mays and James E. Katz