It wasn’t my first assignment, but it came early in my days as a newspaper reporter when I was mostly writing obituaries and police news. It’s a chore I never assigned when I later became an editor, nor do I recommend it to today’s bosses.
“Fake news” is easy to define but for some it’s hard to recognize.
The term “means what it sounds like,” said Margaret Sullivan, chief media columnist for the Washington Post who was at the Ole Miss School of Journalism last month.
Or, in other words, fake news is fake. It’s not true.