Presentation Materials for March 15, 2017 (Zak and Josh)

Hi everyone,

This week Josh and I will be presenting on the topic of journalism. Throughout the presentation, we will be talking about the history of journalism, how it is currently regulated by common law and statute, and about recent issues that have emerged over the past few years (i.e. Fake news, censorship, etc.)

Here are links to a few readings:

This article talks about the effects of technological advancement and its effect on the journalism industry’s ability to make money (thus affecting the way we regulate journalism)

This study reveals some of the effects of fake news on the democratic process. You only need to read the introduction and the conclusion:

Here’s an article discussing the possibility of an answer to the ‘fake news’ epidemic, but also poses a serious threat from censorship:

See you all on Wednesday!