Instructor:    Bill Grigsby, Professor of Sociology, Anth/Soc Dept., EOU
Date(s):          Online (originally scheduled for May 8-9 in Clackamas)
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.
Soc 344 fulfills Social Science and Culture (SSC) general education requirement.


  • Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, Project Censored. 2020. Censored 2020. NY: Seven Stories Press.
  • Richard Paul and Linda Elder. 2006. How to Detect Media Bias and Propaganda. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.