Student Name Instructor Course Date “Fake News and the Future of Journalism” by Pablo Boczkowski Introduction Walter Williams quotes “accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism and a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.” However this is not the case in a contemporary society where fake news takes center stage in American politics. Journalistic integrity seems to be a thing of the past as propaganda takes over. Pablo Boczkowski reinforces these ideas establishing that there is fake news in contemporary society and it could negatively impact the future of journalism. Aristotelian rhetoric is the most effective formal approach for communicating in a contemporary rhetorical situation. The audience in modern situations has to be persuaded to believe various issues and all this can occur are diversified tools that can be used to spread the fake news even if the mainstream media does not help showcase or air the information. At the end of the day people will still access the information. Conclusion In conclusion it is imperative to understand that increased and easy access to fake news erodes the health of good journalism. The public accesses information that is biased and false hence influencing their thoughts and beliefs on various important issues. As shown within the essay the effects of fake news may negatively impact the future of journalism. That said there is a need to develop ways to ensure that the public does not access fake news while also promoting democracy in journalism. Works Cited Boczkowski Pablo. “Fake News and the Future of Journalism.” [...]
In a fully developed short essay (minimum of eight paragraphs in length), please answer all of the questions below. Your work should include an introduction, a body of supporting evidence, and a conclusion. 1) Of the three formal approaches outlined earlier in this learning module, which do you think is most effective for communicating in contemporary rhetorical situations? Be specific in supporting your answer. 2) What is Boczkowski saying about the influences of fake news on our current informational climate? What are the three effects that he sees as most damaging to our society, and is he optimistic or pessimistic about the near future of journalism? 3) As a consumer of information now taking college courses, how do you make sure that the sources you use to formulate your worldview and support your arguments are credible? 4) Finally, what do you feel are the consequences of fake news on American society? How have digital communication tools contributed to this problem?