Reports from Harvard and other universities:
From the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, links to peer-reviewed articles.
From the Nieman Foundation at Harvard; several articles on fake news and news literacy
Stanford University study on high school and college students (lack of) news literacy
Report from Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
Selected News Articles:
Media's Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News (New York Times)
For the 'new yellow journalists', opportunity comes in clicks and bucks (Washington Post)
Sites for Journalists:
Advances in artificial intelligence could soon make creating convincing fake audio and video – known as “deepfakes” – relatively easy. Making a person appear to say or do something they did not has the potential to take the war of disinformation to a whole new level. Check out the CNN interactive site for examples.
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center study.