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Media News: Broadcast, Digital and Print

In this fascinating age of technology, accessing media news is easier than ever. It's no longer necessary to switch on a TV at a specific time or to purchase a newspaper. Media news is now available 24 hours every day through live streaming and recordings, including podcasts. Through this range of mediums, it is possible to reach as many people as possible across all demographics. Readers of this blog will discover where to access media news whether they prefer broadcast, digital or print. Social media platforms can also be useful in this respect. Still, people should be aware of the prevalence of fake news.

Stay Credible by Avoiding Fake News

12 Apr 2021

It may be associated with Donald Trump, but the phrase 'Fake News' outlives DJT's presidency. It is a prevalent practice in this age of digital media. However, fake news peddlers quickly become irrelevant. To remain credible, you should always verify news before sharing it on your social media platforms.

How Can You Identify Fake News

24 Mar 2021


What is fake news?

Fake news is nothing but misinformation spread by members of society or an organization to propagate an agenda or incite the public. This phenomenon has been around for centuries. The Salem Witch Trials of the 17th-century is one such example. What makes it easier to spread disinformation and misinformation in the present world, is the use of social media. News is spreading faster than ever before and, as a result, so are lies.

How to spot fake news?

In general, a good thing about identifying misleading information is that you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to know it isn’t real. Using your common sense and reliable sources of information, it’s always a good idea to confirm the truth of content before sharing it with others or believing it yourself.

  1. Verify the publisher’s credibility
    Check where the information shared with you is coming from. You might have seen a post on a friend’s profile or they have shared it with you, but it could be viral news shared by several people. When in doubt, always check the original publisher’s domain name, their ‘about us’ section and the author’s qualifications. Also, make a note of the timelines. Sometimes the dates mentioned in the fake news, and that of the events described, do not add up.
  2. Quality of the Content
    Another way to detect if a source is reliable is when they use vague language that makes it obvious that they don’t belong to the area of expertise they are speaking about. If there’s an image associated with it, you may try the Reverse Image Search and find more information on it. Even sloppy writing and incorrect use of language, in many cases, could be telltale signs of duplicitous content.
  3. Do some research on Google
    Sometimes when a post is misleading or untrue, there’s a possibility that several people have already gotten to the bottom of it and debunked the theory. Upon google search of the content posted, you may be able to find articles or fact-checking websites debunking false information. Media Literacy sites such as and are quite handy when it comes to identifying fake news.

Using these ways to ensure you get true and quality content online is a great way to stay kind to your mind. These are also good ways of researching trading platforms.

Why You Should Understand Media Law/Ethics as a Social Media Reporter

7 Mar 2021

Social media is offering an alternative way for people to receive and process news. As a citizen journalist using social media, it is important to understand laws and ethics that guide reporting. This protects you from legal suits and helps avoid spreading fake news.

Podcasts: Celebrities' Personal Way to Get in Touch with Followers

5 Feb 2021

Some years ago, the only way to hear from celebrities/public figures was to catch them on mainstream media. Today, however, such people are making their interaction with fans more personal. Podcasts are now a popular way to catch up with popular figures like Michelle Obama.