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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic: Journalism Now: Seeking the Truth in a World of Disinformation and Fake News
    Subject Media, Film and Communication
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    36 100-Level points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Mr Stephen Davis

    Teaching staff

    Mr Stephen Davis


    No prescribed textbooks

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
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    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.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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