Columbia Journalism Review x Fake News Stand


  • Activations

As the midterm elections quickly approached in November 2018, Columbia Journalism Review was dedicated to preventing the spread of misinformation. By developing custom publications and an educational resource guide, we brought the first-ever Fake Newsstand to Bryant Park.

For the first time, false news stories from the digital space were brought to physical publications that were placed directly in the hands of real people. This made the stories tangible in a way that challenged the reader to think about the source of their information.

During the course of two months, we designed over 10 custom publications with real-life fake headlines. We also developed an educational insert that was placed inside each publication with information on how to spot fake news and outfitted an entire newsstand at Bryant Park showcasing our designs.