"FAKE NEWS" OR "REAL" NEWS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE AND HOW TO KNOW

Spring 2017
Wednesday 6-7
225 Dwinelle
Professor Crawford
1 Office Hours: Weds. 2-3

 

statement on Plagiarism

 

 

 

Course Requirements

  • In order to pass this course, you are required to attend all sessions, unless you discuss an unavoidable absence with me in advance of the session you canít attend.
  • You must prepare for each session by reading the article(s) required for each week
  • You're required to participate actively 4 times during the semester either in a brief presentation on a particular theme or in one or both of the two debates
  • Final assignment: Write your own ORIGINAL Fake News story, making it look as real as possible. This means that a reader who is "media-literate" should not be able to recognize it as a fake news story, even if s/he has a keen sense of baloney detection. This means that you should carefully mix false information with real information; you should pay attention to the headline; make your sources seem as real as possible (perhaps mix fake sources with real sources) You can include carefully chosen photos., etc. and do as much to make it seem real as possible (remember http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/evaluating-resources}