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MFCO231 Special Topic: Journalism Now: Seeking the Truth in a World of Disinformation and Fake News

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Explores the cultural, ethical and societal effects of disinformation and misinformation. Uses case histories from journalists and practical exercises.

This course explores the cultural, ethical and societal effects of disinformation and misinformation. Using case histories from journalists and other media worldwide and studies from political and social scientists, you will learn to think critically about the information you consume and pass on to others, through both traditional and social media. You will study, through practical exercises, the shape-shifting nature of news as it circulates around the globe.

Paper title Special Topic: Journalism Now: Seeking the Truth in a World of Disinformation and Fake News
Paper code MFCO231
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Summer School (Distance learning)
Summer School (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
36 100-Level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

Mr Stephen Davis

Teaching staff

Mr Stephen Davis

Textbooks

No prescribed textbooks

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

You will become a better-informed student of information and will examine the proposition that while you are entitled to your own opinions, you are not entitled to your own facts.

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 2-5, 7

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 13:00-16:50 2-5, 7
A2 Tuesday 10:00-13:50 2-7

Explores the cultural, ethical and societal effects of disinformation and misinformation. Uses case histories from journalists and practical exercises.

This course explores the cultural, ethical and societal effects of disinformation and misinformation. Using case histories from journalists and other media worldwide and studies from political and social scientists, you will learn to think critically about the information you consume and pass on to others, through both traditional and social media. You will study, through practical exercises, the shape-shifting nature of news as it circulates around the globe.

Paper title Special Topic: Journalism Now: Seeking the Truth in a World of Disinformation and Fake News
Paper code MFCO231
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 100-Level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

Mr Stephen Davis

Teaching staff

Mr Stephen Davis

Textbooks

No prescribed textbooks

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

You will become a better-informed student of information and will examine the proposition that while you are entitled to your own opinions, you are not entitled to your own facts.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard