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The Daily Times

Contributed by Sam Sandvig Hosman on Jan 15th, 2019. Artwork published in
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    Photo: Sam Sandvig Hosman. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Daily Times is a study of the buzzword fake news. The newspaper showcases real and fake news stories across the political spectrum over the past 10 years. With the 7 Different Types Of Mis And Disinformation defined by Claire Wardle at First Draft as a lens to view these articles, The Daily Times is a commentary on how we can often be blind to when fake news bleeds into our media diet.

    The cover of The Daily Times displays truthfulness through traditional newspaper typefaces like Escrow by Cyrus Highsmith, a typeface originally cut for The Wall Street Journal, and Amador by Jim Parkinson.

    This work was completed as a self-elected study while on my Masters at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

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    Inspired by yellow journalism, each spread teaches the reader about mis and disinformation. The 7 steps lie on a spectrum of intended harm, beginning with light political satire and ending with harmful fabricated content. Each step is highlighted in numerals set in Aktiv Grotesk from Dalton Maag.

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    Fake news stories are highlighted in yellow to help guide the reader.

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    As the reader gets closer to the final spread, the intended harm of how fake news manifests instead increases, seen through the manipulation of Escrow on the left side of each spread.

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    By the final spread The Daily Times is void of color. Which of these articles are fake? What is the truth?

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    • Amador
    • Escrow
    • Aktiv Grotesk

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