Filak in chapter one talks about the basics of journalism and what it means to be a journalist. He goes into detail about fake news. I like that he has to say about news stories should be completely opinion based. You can’t completely slander someone you don’t like without presenting real facts. And it also flips to the side of the reader, if you like what you’re reading you can just say it’s fake. Fake news requires both the writer and the reader to just use common sense and it won’t be an issue.
Our generation is definitely losing our attention spans, it becoming more and more difficult to sit through a Tuesday/Thursday hour and 15 minute class. It’s the culture we live in now, it’s so easy to get a bunch of information fast. We need to slow down as a society and sniff the roses or just read the whole news article.