Matthew Price

Fake news: The broadcasters’ dilemma

From left: Naga Munchetty, Marianna Spring, Matthew Price and Deborah Turness (credit: Richard Kendal)

The infiltration of fake news in today’s society isn’t just a scourge for those in the newsrooms – it affects the authority of whole media brands on one side and the public’s well-­being on the other. Since the term “fake news” was made Collins Dictionary’s word of the year in 2017, it has only become a bigger issue. 

To prove how convincing fake news can be, attendees at this session were put to the test. Chair Naga Munchetty showed a series of viral images, with the audience deciding if they were real or fake using the poll function on the RTS Cambridge app.