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Literary journalism can combat fake news, veteran journo says

Literary journalism can combat fake news, veteran journo says

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO VETERAN JOURNALIST and author Joel Pablo Salud championed literary journalism’s role in combating fake news in a forum held Tuesday. The Philippine Graphic magazine editor in chief said the literary form is “richer and more in-depth” than the straight news style, which he claimed can fail to give readers the complete picture. “Journalists are guardians of the national memory. I hear journalists complain about how feeble and short our memories are, but how do you expect people to remember stories not worth remembering?” Salud said. He also challenged the role of journalists as the fourth estate, claiming that it is journalism’s duty to guide readers in the age of fake news. “It’s not enough for journalists to inform their readers. The mere mentio...