For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of a hitchhiker’s guide, or who do not understand sarcasm, the primary purpose of this website is humor or parody. While the information here can and should be informative, it should also be taken with a rather large grain of salt.

    Should you find anything in this guide that you disagree with or in fact know to be false, please do remember the golden rule first laid out in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

fake news Archives - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Journalism


Traditionally, one of the roles of an editor in journalism has been to serve as a gatekeeper. The idea being that there is misinformation, fakery and gossip standing at the gates just waiting to infiltrate the newsroom and thereby pollute the larger society. Prior to the Internet, the gatekeepers were grizzled veteran editors who did… read more »

Fake News

The definition of fake news should be rather obvious. It is, after all, two very simple one syllable words strung together. A third-grader should be able to determine from his or her very basic knowledge of the English language that this refers to news that is made up. Unfortunately, understanding this simple concept has proven very… read more »