From Novelty to Normalization? How Journalists Use the Term “Fake News” in their Reporting

  title={From Novelty to Normalization? How Journalists Use the Term “Fake News” in their Reporting},
  author={Jana Laura Egelhofer and Loes Aaldering and Jakob-Moritz Eberl and Sebastian Galyga and Sophie Lecheler},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={1323 - 1343}
ABSTRACT During recent years, worries about fake news have been a salient aspect of mediated debates. However, the ubiquitous and fuzzy usage of the term in news reporting has led more and more scholars and other public actors to call for its abandonment in public discourse altogether. Given this status as a controversial but arguably effective buzzword in news coverage, we know surprisingly little about exactly how journalists use the term in their reporting. By means of a quantitative content… 

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