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CFP: New Media & Society special issue — “Truth, facts, and fake: The shifting epistemologies of news in a digital age”

I’m pleased to announce the following call for papers for a special issue of New Media & Society, as well as a related online workshop. Submission information is at the bottom of the call, and inquiries may be directed to ekstrom.lewis.westlund@gmail.com. Truth, facts, and fake: The shifting epistemologies of news in a digital age Co-editors: Mats […]

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Putting the Folklore in Fake News

Amid all the rancor of the 2016 election, fake news emerged as a rare unifying force, one equally decried by the incoming and outgoing presidents, journalists and pundits across the political spectrum, and even those who stand to gain financially from the proliferation of false information. The problem of fake news has yielded a growing […]

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The Legitimizing Power of Markets: Why paying for paper serves as a proxy for ascertaining truths

It seems that the pot is starting (or have already started) to boil over. The role of academic publishing houses in the dissemination of knowledge has attracted the attention of people outside academia.  And, certainly, it has attracted the attention of our blog.  Mary Gray, Chris Boulton, and Zachary McDowell have chimed in with some important ideas about the philosophical […]

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