Deconstructing the News – Fall 2018

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Thursdays, 11/15-12/6, 1:30-3:30 p.m., LLI0025

In the Information Age, we are inundated with
news—but how can we determine what is reliable? In today’s race to be the first to report a story, is accuracy sacrificed? In a world where “post-truth” was the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2016 Word of the Year, how relevant is truth in the news? Laura Ehrke provides the tools to deconstruct a news story and analyze the elements that make it news (or not).
Engage in a lively discussion of current news topics and how they are portrayed in various outlets. This class is part of a statewide News Literacy/Civic Engagement project developed by the Illinois Press Association Press Association’s News Literacy/Civic Engagement project.
This class is part of the Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

Register online or call 847.925.6300.