How Distrust in Media has Sparked a Revival in Deep Research & Investigative Journalism
Posted on 01-23-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Skepticism is alive and well in 2018. Fake news or alternative facts—depending more on a person’s point of view rather than actual reality—wormed its way into our collective psyche over the course of 2016 and 2017. When combined with revelations about social media accounts used to purposefully... Read More

2 Reasons to Watch for Fake News in Your Research
Posted on 12-05-2017 by Korinne Bressler

A war was started over fake news. Granted, what we now call ‘fake news’ was called ‘yellow journalism’ back in the 1890’s—and the Spanish-American War cannot be laid solely at the feet of media muckrakers. But following the explosion of a U.S. Navy battleship off the... Read More

Information Literacy a Must in the Fake News Era
Posted on 11-28-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Just last week, The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette featured an article on how local educators—of students from elementary school to college—are working to improve information literacy skills in an effort to reduce students’ susceptibility to fake news. Sound familiar? Of course—because... Read More

Two Key Reasons Why You Should Be Checking for Fake News in Your Research
Posted on 10-26-2017 by Korinne Bressler

A war was started over fake news. Granted, what we now call ‘fake news’ was called ‘yellow journalism’ back in the 1890’s—and the Spanish-American War cannot be laid solely at the feet of media muckrakers. But following the explosion of a U.S. Navy battleship off the... Read More

The Surprising Cost of Free- From Lunch to Research
Posted on 09-26-2017 by Korinne Bressler

From an early age, we hear phrases like, “ There’s no such thing as a free lunch ,” “Free comes at a price” and “Nothing is free.” These sayings capture the truth that there are few things in life that are truly given at no cost—there are usually strings... Read More

Don't Let Poor Quality or Missing Information Influence Your Next Business Decision
Posted on 08-11-2017 by Korinne Bressler

The term “fake news” is the new normal in today’s landscape, but decisions that fall flat based on poor quality or missing information are nothing new in the business world. While some professionals have a nose for sniffing out details that may not prove to be valid, it can be challenging... Read More

Research reveals who's killing Real News … and You’ll be Shocked When You Hear Who It Is!
Posted on 07-27-2017 by Korinne Bressler

Last month, a news alert came through that the European Union slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine for breaking antitrust law. The EU judged that Google had “abused its dominate position by systematically favoring” its own shopping comparison services while demoting its competitors’... Read More

The Evolution of Fake News
Posted on 07-13-2017 by Korinne Bressler

News (n(y)o͞oz) Noun Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. Have you ever shared a story of the latest ‘news’ that you heard from a friend, saw in a grocery store check-out line or spotted on social media? Let’s face it: We’ve... Read More

10 Tips For Fighting Fake News: How to Fact Check Like a Pro Webinar Recap
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Anna Stevens

Living in a “Post-Truth” World The era of “post-truth” is on the rise. An adjective meaning “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”, post-truth was... Read More

7 Insights Into The Media Industry In 2017
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Anna Stevens

Over the next five years the global Entertainment and Media industry is projected to grow by 4.4 percent annually, according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2016-2020 . This expected surge is due to the increasing diversification of media companies as well as new technological... Read More

5 Tips From PR Professionals to Remain Career-Relevant
Posted on 04-12-2017 by Anna Stevens

In such a fast paced world, it is important to continuously develop a skill set that helps you remain career-relevant, especially in the PR world. Recently, we hosted a webinar with three PR experts: Lauren Doyle, Vice President of Wordsworth Communication, Sean Parker, Vice President & PR Director... Read More

Information Trend: Narrative versus Fact Warfare
Posted on 02-22-2017 by Megan Burnside

Below is a guest post from LexisNexis's Thomas Stoeckle, who heads up the Small Data Forum podcast -- a podcast that makes big data less intimidating, more actionable and thus more valuable. Episode 6 of the Small Data Forum podcast continues the discussion from our 2016 year-end edition, which... Read More

PR Pros vs The Spread of Disinformation
Posted on 02-16-2017 by Megan Burnside

"Fake news" - those are the words on the lips of everyone from the president of the United States to other global leaders and citizens around the world. There is confusion about what exactly people mean when they talk about fake news, but it's indisputable that incorrect information is... Read More