Deconstructing the News – Spring 2018

printing-plate-1030849_960_720LAA 0021, Mondays, 7-9 p.m., 1/29-2/5

LLI 1186, Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 2/1-2/22

With the term “fake news” so prevalent, how can we determine what is reliable? With “post-truth” and “truthiness” in our vocabulary, is truth relevant in the news? This course provides tools to  make your own informed analysis.
This timely course helps you deconstruct a news story and evaluate the elements that make it news (or not). Engage in a lively discussion of current news topics and reporting. Each  term, we’ll explore a different aspect of news reporting, so take this course as often as you wish. This class is part of the Illinois Press Association’s News Literacy/Civic Engagement project. Starting in Spring 2018, this class is offered as a CE class and an LLI (age 55+) class.

 

Spring 2018

LAA 0021, 1/29-2/5, 7:00-9:00, Harper Main Campus

LLI 1186 (age 55+), Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 2/1-2/22, Harper Main Campus

Register online or call 847.925.6300.