Media Literacy: An Overview

In the era of “fake news,” it’s more important than ever to better understand the basics of reporting and hard-news journalism. This class, taught by a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, will help you come away with a working understanding of how and why different media outlets are biased and the importance of broadening the scope of the news outlets you regularly follow. You'll also gain the ability to tell if an article has been reported accurately, how to find trustworthy sources, and how to fact-check what you read. The course will cover print, digital, television, and social media platforms. 
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Professional Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of media bias in American journalism
  • The ability to distinguish between legitimate news and fabricated stories or opinion pieces

Ideal for

  • Anyone who wants a better grasp of what news they can trust
  • Students with an interest in journalism

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  • Fall 2022

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Nov 7 - Nov 21
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    • Nov 7 – Nov 14
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Instructor Led
    • Nov 21 – Nov 21
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 8:20PM
    • Instructor Led
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