Lessons Ripped from the Headlines

Date Posted Title Course Section(s) Key Concept(s)
April, 2016 Making sense of the campaign: News vs. opinion News or Opinion: A License to Kill?, Deconstructing Social Media Source Evaluation, Truth
March, 2016 Making sense of the campaign: Why Donald Trump is big news What is News and Who Decides? Power of Images, Universal News Drivers
February, 2016 Making sense of the campaign: The truth about polling Truth and Verification Context, Provisional Truth, Transparency
February, 2016 Making sense of the campaign: How do you know if candidates are telling the truth? Truth and Verification Truth, Verification
November, 2015 Terror in Paris Exposes Social Media Perils and Plusses Deconstructing Social Media Accountability, Digital Information Revolution Issues & Problems for Consumers, Reliable, Truth, Verification
October, 2015 NPR s "Breaking News Consumer's Handbooks" Truth and Verification Accountability, Digital Information Revolution Issues & Problems for Consumers, Provisional Truth, Reliable, Truth, Verification
October, 2015 Syrian Refugees and the Power of Images The Power of Information, The Power of Images Power of Images
September, 2015 Fairness and the Climate Change Language Debate Balance Fairness and Bias Bias, Fairness
May, 2015 Did Seymour Hersh Open the Freezer? Truth and Verification, Evaluating Sources, Deconstructing the News Evidence Hierarchy, Fairness, Reliable, Source Evaluation, Transparency, Truth, Verification
May, 2015 Did Seymour Hersh Open the Freezer? Truth and Verification, Evaluating Sources, Deconstructing the News Evidence Hierarchy, Fairness, Reliable, Source Evaluation, Transparency, Truth, Verification

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