Fake News, Audiences and Journalism


This project aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how young audiences are exposed and attribute credibility to information and fake news. It also aims to further develop journalistic practices regarding the identification of risk factors in the production and distribution of information in various formats, both old and new, and to provide insights on new ways of thinking about the production of information for audiences. Our approach consists of focus groups with young audiences (18-25 years old) and interviews with journalists and editors of Le Temps.

Keywords :
fake news, information, credibility, young audiences, new formats, journalism

Project outputs

Original title

“Fake news, publics et journalisme”


12 months

People involved

Principal investigators

Sébastien Salerno (UNIGE)

Prof. Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel (UniNE)



Yann Rieder (UNIGE)

Vincent Carlino (UniNE)


Media partner

Gaël Hürlimann (Le Temps)

Florian Delafoi (Le Temps)

Florian Fischbacher (Le Temps)

Fabien Goubet (Le Temps)

Academic institutions


Academy of Journalism and Media – AJM (UniNE)

Media partners

Le Temps (Ringier)


This project started in October 2019 and is ongoing

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