“This course looks at issues of bias, distortion, lack of perspective and other journalistic failings”
It’s about time someone thought to offer a course on this topic. There’s so much material to work with!
Campus Reform reports:
UMich offers course on fake news coverage of Trump
The University of Michigan is offering a course during the fall 2019 semester on bias and inaccurate reporting in the news media, specifically when it comes to covering President Donald Trump.
“News Media Ethics,” COMM 435, will explore what the president has labeled “fake news” reporting. In the course, students will ask: “How do journalists cover the news? Do they report it honestly and truthfully? How valid are claims by critics that news media behaved unethically in their coverage of Donald Trump?”
Elise Boddi, chief administrator in the University of Michigan Communication Studies Department, confirmed to Campus Reform on Monday that, as of that moment, the course is still being offered but noted that things could always change. She added that at this time, there are no plans to cancel the course.
“This course looks at issues of bias, distortion, lack of perspective and other journalistic failings,” the course listing reads. “It studies journalists’ responsibilities to their profession and to the public, and examines proposed solutions to ethics violations.”
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