There is now a 125-page report available, An Anatomy of Fake News - History, Populism, Partisanship, Technology and Solutions, a product of last year’s 2018 Breux Symposium on fake news sponsored by GW’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communications (LSU).
Last year’s event brought together scholars and news experts in the nation’s capital at GW for a detailed discussion of the pervasive problem of fake news, by focusing on:
- The historical antecedents;
- Anti-establishment populism;
- The role of political parties and mediating institutions;
- Technological enablement and amelioration; and
- Solutions to these pressing issues.
The annual Breaux Symposium was established in 2000 as a core program of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, LSU. The goal of the Breaux Symposium is to push the boundaries of debate around an aspect of media, politics and public policy.
Download the report (PDF) and view the video