Informative Speech On Fake News

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Topic: Fake News General Purpose: Is to Inform Specific Purpose: The goal of the speech is to give students a basic overview and understanding of media literacy including how to recognize fake news stories. Thesis: The approach I am going to take is to present students the basics of media literacy, tips to identify credible news sources, and why so much on the internet is fake. Attention Getter: Have you ever come across a news article that read more like fiction then fact, a headline that caused you to question why you hadn 't heard about it before an article that had the power to change your previous beliefs? If you have chances are you were probably reading fake news! Fake news has reached a new pinnacle in its pervasiveness and influence…show more content…
Introduction A. Have you ever come across a news article that read more like fiction then fact, a headline that caused you to question why you hadn 't heard about it before an article that had the power to change your previous beliefs? If you have chances are you were probably reading fake news! Fake news has reached a new pinnacle in its pervasiveness and influence on our culture. B. With the abundance of information at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to be able to recognize fake news and understand the impact is having on our society. C. The approach I am going to take is to present students the basics of media literacy, tips to identify credible news sources, and why so much on the internet is fake. Transition Statement: For as long as people have been telling each other stories, fake news has been around. A. Fake news is particularly effective in today’s media environment 1. In the current environment more and more people have access to news and information and the way it is published and presented. 2. We have become relaxed in interpreting our news media with a critical eye and instead gravitate toward likeminded media…show more content…
B. Understanding how to identify credible vs. non-credible news stories will help combat fake news. 1. First: Fake news stories generally use exaggerated headlines to attract the reader’s attention. 2. Second does the headline appear to be composed of rumors, attacks and public humiliation statements. 3. Third have you ever heard of the news site or organization reporting the story Transition: Fake news has always been around, the dawn of the internet age it is rapidly expanding its scope and influence. C. Fake news has always been around. 1. History is full of examples where sensational stories have been mistaken for valid news stories. 2. With the introduction of the digital age and media advancements it has become easier to monetize the distribution of fake news. II. Conclusion A. By taking the time to research the news articles we are reading we can avoid contributing to the spreading of fake news. B. 1. Fake news is shaping our public opinion on political, social and world views. 2. It is important to understand and have the confidence to challenge the veracity of questionable content. 3. It is important to examine and fact check to identify the difference between credible vs. non credible news

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