Instructor:    Bill Grigsby
Date(s):          Fri  Jan 19 (7 pm–10 pm), Sat  Jan 20 (9 am–5 pm)
Location:      Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton (Morrow 208)
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.
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.