Convergent Journalism and Fact-Checking: from Fact Verification to a New Genre
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- convergent journalism; fact-checking; fake news; factoids; genres of journalism
Convergent journalism is a result of the advance of science and technology in general and development of information and communication technologies in particular. It influences various aspects of journalism, media environment and media systems. The emergence and development of new hybrid genres of convergent journalism, creation of the entertainment industry, a change in principles of creation and distribution of informational and entertainment materials, intricate transformations and metamorphoses of media systems, continuous generation of content, emergence of new forms of journalism (citizen journalism, blogs, etc.), the increasing number of borrowings, cross-references, citations, etc. - all of it result in explosive growth of various materials published both in traditional and new media in multimedia format. This process leads to an unprecedented increase in the amount of false information and the need for thorough verification of such data. One way of addressing these challenges is fact-checking, a new phenomenon induced by the development of convergent journalism. It is essentially a transformed version of a verification mechanism for information in media that existed since the emergence of print media. However, as this paper shows, the comprehensive influence of convergent journalism on all aspects of journalism and the media system caused further metamorphoses of this new phenomenon: fact-checking went beyond simple verification of facts and turned into a new genre of analytical journalism.
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TY - CONF AU - Mikhail Petrushkov PY - 2019/04 DA - 2019/04 TI - Convergent Journalism and Fact-Checking: from Fact Verification to a New Genre BT - Proceedings of the International Conference "Topical Problems of Philology and Didactics: Interdisciplinary Approach in Humanities and Social Sciences" (TPHD 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 357 EP - 362 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/tphd-18.2019.67 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/tphd-18.2019.67 ID - Petrushkov2019/04 ER -