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Myth of ‘Free Media’ and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era
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Myth of ‘Free Media’ and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era

  • Kalinga Seneviratne - Former Head of Research, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore


November 2019 | 348 pages | SAGE India
Myth of ‘Free Media’ and Fake News in the Post-truth Era reveals the story of ‘fake news’ hysteria and myth of ‘free media’ in the post-truth world order, starting from the question of whether there has really been a ‘truth’ era.  The book examines how the news media is battling for relevance in the age of Internet. It shows how the wave of media ‘liberalization’ has weakened the basic premise of Libertarian Media Function Theory, which states that the media is the ‘Fourth Estate’ that protects the citizens from abuse of power by the government. It analyses how excessive commercialization of the media and the commodification of news has changed journalism globally. The book recommends a new paradigm and explains how it can be used to transform news reporting from an adversarial model to a human-centric one.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Media Function Theories: Time for a Rethink
 
Media in Crisis: Commodification of News
 
Did We Ever Have a Truth Era?
 
Imbalances in News: Truth Is Subjective
 
Dawn of the Post-Truth Era?
 
Human Rights: The New Missionary Religion
 
Neo-liberalism Breeding Inequality: Who Is Telling the Truth?
 
Redefining Journalistic Ethics
 
Fake News Hysteria: Attempt to Stifle Alternative Views?
 
Fighting the Gloom with New Thinking
 
Appendix A: Obama’s Final Asian Tour ‘Unpivots’ US War Crimes in Asia
 
Appendix B: Rounding Up Coca-Colonization: Will the UN Human Rights Council Stand Up for the People?
 
References
 
Index

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Kalinga Seneviratne

Kalinga Seneviratne is a journalist, professor, radio broadcaster, television documentary-maker, media analyst and international communications specialist. He is former Head of Research, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore. Dr Seneviratne is a former Lecturer in the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a media analyst with many years of experience in journalism. He was the Australia and South Pacific correspondent for the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency from 1991... More About Author

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