Introduction to Deconstructing the News – Spring 2019

Thursday, 1/17, 1-3 p.m.

This class is part of the Illinois Press Association’s News Literacy/ Civic Engagement project which began in 2015. With the term “fake news” so prevalent, how can we determine what is reliable? With “posttruth” and “truthiness” in our vocabulary, is truth relevant in the news? Learn the secrets to unlocking the truth for yourself. This introductory course provides an overview of news literacy and tools you need to make your own informed analysis of news stories. Laura Ehrke helps you deconstruct a news story and evaluate the elements that make it news (or not).

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