In the U.S., the media plays a pivotal role in the spreading of information. However, the nonprofit sector appears to have a complicated relationship with the media. The media is a strong source of marketing and spreading the message, mission, and vision of the nonprofit, and is a way to keep connected with stakeholders. However, the nonprofit sector use of the media seems more susceptible to the effects of “fake news”. In this section, the history of nonprofit organizations along with its relationship with the media and fake news will be discussed. In addition, strategies to combat the problem or fake news and the promotion of media literacy will also be explored.
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Case Study: Non-Profits and “Fake News” Planned Parenthood Viral Video Infographic