• book: Manipulating the Message

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    Manipulating the Message: How Powerful Forces Shape the News |

    Cecil Rosner

    Dundurn Press

    Social Science / Media Studies / Business & Economics / Industries - Media & Communications / Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism

    Published Oct 31, 2023

    "Journalists hate the term fake news, but there's a troubling
    reality: spin doctors routinely try to dupe them into reporting
    misleading and distorted stories.

    "Check the news on any given day and here's what you'll find: Governments routinely lie. Companies inflate claims about their products and practices. Institutions release studies with misleading data meant to deceive. Police departments, infected by systemic racism, downplay crimes against Indigenous and racialized people.

    "The public depends on the media to help them understand the world, but are journalists catching all the daily lies, omissions, and distortions? Shrinking newsrooms and an army of spin doctors mean journalists can get duped. Despite valiant efforts by a handful of investigative journalists, the truth is routinely left behind.

    "Award-winning journalist Cecil Rosner insists there is something we can do about this. We can pressure news organizations to stop blindly regurgitating the firehose of press releases and focus instead on determining what is actually true. Rosner empowers readers by sharing his techniques for detecting misinformation and disinformation.

    ISBN 9781459751255

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