Two words have been buzzing around the internet and television screens all over America. “Fake News”. Usually, news outlets tend to swing their articles in one directions — either left, or right winged. However, when the term Fake News is searched in the NPR search bar, a range of articles are returned.
Just from the 3 examples in the image above, you can get a good idea for how NPR covers controversial hot topics like “fake news”. The articles presented on NPR’s website do not represent only one political side, rather an array of opinions.
This coincides with NPR’s mission statement to present equal representation of discussion topics, particularly those in the public’s eye.
One article in particular, entitled, “5 Ways Teachers are Fighting Fake News“, embodies NPR’s goal. This article addresses the current issue of being able to differentiate real from fake news, and also provides tools to help teach those skills.
This article does not appeal exclusively to Republicans or Democrats, and instead it offers an outlook that anyone could potentially benefit from.
While some articles that report about “Fake News” are clearly pro or against President Trump, there is indeed a range of opinions and topics.