“Fabricated facts or events, and I think it’s usually by someone in order for them to get something out of the story. I don’t think people make fake news for the sake of it, they usually try to get money out of it or make a diversion for other events.”

Stephen Borowy, Senior, Multimedia Journalism, Algonac, Michigan

“News that is not real.”

Jenna Peterson, Junior, Public Administration and Nonprofit, LeRoy, Michigan

“Published, false information. The most fake news I see is on things like People Magazine, like when they say, ‘Oh, this celebrity is breaking up.'”

Maddy Harrington, Junior, Education, Big Rapids, Michigan

“I think it’s wrong or exaggerated facts in journalism used to draw attention to the news.”

Rachel Motzer, Junior, Nursing, Luther, Michigan