Is the journalism industry bound by any particular code of conduct? Please research and identify any code you think governs the industry. After so doing, determine whether there are conflicts of interest and/or consequences to creating fake news. Does fake news actually cost American society anything? Before formulating an argument, you must first set up categories, define criteria, and provide statistical data.
Use the Industry Research Guide to get a start toward identifying who owns which companies (under Research Guides on Library homepage).
Use Statistical Insight for statistics (under UTSA databases).