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The Real Issue of Fake News

Professors Russell Chun and Susan Drucker are co-editors of a new anthology about fake news.

Russell Chun and Susan Drucker, professors in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, are co-editors of a new book, Fake News: Real Issues in Modern Communication (Peter Lang Publishers, 2020). 

The anthology explores fake news and falsehoods from technological, legal, ethical, and international perspectives, and examines visual and data dissemination, business practices, and case studies. Its multidisciplinary approach features contributions from more than a dozen scholars and experts in media studies, journalism, computer science, law and communication — including chapters from Chun on disinformation with visuals and data-driven images, from Drucker on regulatory challenges of fake news, and from Hofstra media studies professor Jingsi Christina Wu on China’s control of information during public health crises.

At the Herbert School, Assistant Professor Russell Chun teaches design, multimedia, and data journalism. Professor Susan J. Drucker is the coordinator of the Herbert School’s media studies program and an attorney, and teaches courses in media law and media ethics.

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