How the Media Constructs Reality
Acknowledgments vii Chapter 1. The Paradox of Mediated Authenticity 1 Chapter 2. Genres as Authenticity Illusions: The War of the Worlds 23 Chapter 3. Money, Fraud, and Deception: The Quiz Show Scandals 45 Chapter 4. Ordinariness as Authenticity: The Reality TV Genre 65 Chapter 5. Fake Personas and Blog Hoaxes: Illusions in Social Media 87 Chapter 6. Performed Authenticity: The Obama Campaigns 109 Chapter 7. Towards a Theory of Mediated Authenticity 131 References 139 Index 159
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