Thursday, April 19, 2012
First a chuckle, then more sobering thoughts
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel business blog reports that news of a new Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee is sweeping there world. The only problem is that the world-wide reports are based on a recently-reprinted 1918 magazine report.
At first, the instinct is to chuckle at it -- as we did with the Chinese news reports quoting a story in The Onion as fact. But it does point to a continuing problem. News in the digital university looks alike, so it's sometime hard to separate "real" news from "fake news" or old news. Mediation makes a difference.
Posted by Steve Byers at 10:25 AM