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Who created it? Bartlett, Bruce R., 1951- author.
What's it called? The truth matters : a citizen's guide to separating facts from lies and stopping fake news in its tracks / Bruce Bartlett.
Who published it? California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
2017
Edition info! First edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  070.9051 Bar  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 136 pages ; 16 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-130) and index.
What's it about? Today's media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of "fake news." This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, this book presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.
What's in it? Why the traditional media no longer serves our needs -- The difference between primary and secondary sources -- How to use links -- Confusing press conventions -- Journalistic techniques that may obfuscate rather than illuminate sources -- Trusting academic sources -- What your local library has to offer in terms of news -- Numbers must be put into context -- Beware of deceptive labeling -- The perils of polling -- Using Wikipedia -- The problem of fake news -- Designing your own newspaper -- Editorial opinions -- How to fight fake news.
Helpful subjects! Journalism -- History -- 21st century.
Attribution of news.
News audiences.
Related To Online version: Bartlett, Bruce R., 1951- Truth matters. First edition. California, N.Y. : Ten Speed Press, 2017 9780399581175 (DLC) 2017029755.
Special numbers! 9780399581168 (trade paperback alkaline paper)
0399581162 (trade paperback alkaline paper)
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