Fake news is hardly new. Using a case study from 1835, Susan Shelangoskie examined strategies used by the media to spark readers’ interest and promote credibility, and compare these to techniques being applied today.

Dr. Susan Shelangoskie is a Professor of English at Lourdes University. She teaches courses in British and world literature, and specializes in Victorian literature, technology, and culture.

The lecture was part of the Lifelong Learning program at Lourdes University.