Easy Resources for Navigating the ‘Post-Truth’ Era

Overwhelmed by and struggling to understand the avalanche of material on disinformation, misinformation and “fake news?”

Check out the sample of resources SEENPM picked. We hope they will help you understand, teach and study the media in the ’post-truth’ era.

Journalism, ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training by UNESCO is for all those who practice or teach journalism today.

Written by experts in the fight against disinformation, this model curriculum is an essential addition to teaching syllabi for all journalism educators, as well as practicing journalists and editors who are interested in information, how we share it and how we use it.

A Short Guide to the History of ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) plots the current crisis on an international timeline, highlighting historic moments stretching from Cleopatra to Cambridge Analytica.

Designed as a learning module, the guide includes examples of best practice, suggested exercises, readings and assignments to help strengthen understanding of the disinformation crisis evolution.

Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online by Data & Society is an essential reading for understanding in detail and in simple terms who manipulates the media. How do these actors operate online? What motivates media manipulators? What techniques do they use? Why is the media vulnerable? And what are the outcomes?

The publication package also provides case studies and syllabus for teaching about media manipulation.

Lexicon of Lies: Terms for Problematic Information by Data & Society covers terms and concepts for information that is inaccurate, misleading, inappropriately attributed, or altogether fabricated.

Intended to inform commentators, educators, policymakers, and others who seek appropriate words for describing the accuracy and relevance of media content, the lexicon attempts to provide nuance to current debates around truth and trust in the public sphere.

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