Exploring Fake News
"Fake news" has long been with us. But in recent years, it has become a staple in our political discourse and shapes how many Americans view politics and their fellow human beings. It even led to a North Carolina man driving to Washington, D.C. to shoot up a pizza parlor because the proliferation of fake news had convinced him that the parlor was home to a supposed child sex ring led by Hillary Clinton. Not every negative effect of fake news is that dramatic, but the less dramatic forms have had an even more profound effect. In this course, students will be taught how to spot fake news, counter it, as well as inoculate themselves by learning how to produce real, ethical news.
Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement
Satisifes the Justice Equality and Community requirement.
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Time 0245 - 0400pm