ENG102 Fake News Real News and Video Press Release Articles Discussion

Please read the articles relating to VNR’s (video news releases) From these links below.

The Power of the Video Press Release (WebProNews) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Falling for Fake News (Poynter Online) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News (NY Times) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Then answer the following questions:

  1. According to WebProNews, what is the purpose of a VNR (they call it a Video Press Release, but it’s the same thing)
  2. What problems do you see with this (you can peruse the NY Times and Poynter Online pieces to help gather and support your thoughts)?
  3. What is driving this? Where do the fault and responsibility lie?
  4. Finally, how do these writers define the idea of “fake news”? Keep in mind, these articles were written about a decade ago. How are we currently defining the term “fake news”? What has changed?

Please complete the answers on time. Then respond to the answers of at least two classmates (do you agree? Do you see flaws in their reasoning? Are there aspects of the issue they aren’t addressing? Be nice, but be thoughtful and thorough) I will update the two answers from my classmates later on.