Instructor:    Bill Grigsby
Date(s):          Fri  Jun 29 (7 pm–10 pm), Sat  Jun 30 (9 am–5 pm)
Location:      Gresham Center Campus, room 2501 (map)
Contact:        bgrigsby@eou.edu
 
Course description: Examines the commercial and alternative news media, how news organizations face political bias and pressures to ‘filter.’ Extensive treatment as well of the pervasiveness of propaganda techniques employed within and outside the news media, including the ‘fake news’ phenomenon, and alternative, non-commercial news models. Link to syllabus (revised Sum ’18 version forthcoming)
Soc 344 fulfills Social Science and Culture (SSC) for gen-ed.

Texts:

  • Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, Project Censored. 2017. Censored 2018. NY: Seven Stories Press.
  • Richard Paul and Linda Elder. 2006. How to Detect Media Bias and Propaganda. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.