My PhD is focused upon examining shared discourses within fake news and right-wing media, prior to the 2016 U.S Election. The research will aim to identify how fake news and right-wing media use similar justification strategies in order to advance particular ideologies, and will reconsider the relationship between fake news and ‘legitimate’ media.
Start date:October 2018
Research Topic:Shared Discourses within Fake News and Right Wing Media
Research pathway:Journalism and Democracy
Research Supervisor:Prof Karin Wahl Jorgensen
Supervising school:School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC
Research keywords:Discourse analysis; Fake news; Ideological segregation; Public sphere; Social media