How "Fake" is the News?


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Jack Mitchell 608-274-6903

Through lecture and discussion, the course will consider each week topics such as the distinction between facts and truth, news and opinion, analysis and propaganda, traditional media and digital media. The bulk of our time, however, will be devoted to discussion of specific media content that students spot during the week and share with other students via e-mail prior to class.

Students should bring to class laptops, i-pads, or cellphones in order to read e-mail messages and on-line media.


Christ Presbyterian Church

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Start Date

Sept 28, 2018

End Date

Nov 16, 2018


High participation with assignments or presentations

Class Size

Class Notes

Contact course coordinator about enrollment and course registration.

Course Outline (PDF)

# of Sessions: 8


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