3 to read: The *real* inauguration story | Plagiarizing a freelancer | Charts that explain fake news

By Matt Carroll <@MattCData>

Jan. 31, 2017: Cool stuff about journalism, once a week. Get notified via email? Subscribe: 3toread (at) gmail.

  1. What *really* happened at Donald Trump’s inauguration: That bad media! They lie and distort everything about my wonderful inauguration! So here’s the true story of inauguration, written the way The Donald wants it. A comic read by Alexandra Petri of the WaPo. A lot of fun.

2. The horror when a freelancer is plagiarized:Freelancers have a tough time, under the best circumstances. What happens when you write a sensitive story on the sexual abuse of children, and the story gets plagiarized by crass rip-off mills? Nothing good. By Ginger Gorman for MediaShift.

3. The global state of fake news, in 5 charts: If you are wondering how pervasive is “fake news,” and how it is spreading, these charts help explain. Concise and interesting. Ross Benes for DigiDay.

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Matt Carroll is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.

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