Peeling the Onion: Fake News & Its Impact on Society
FYS 019, CRN 6964
Niki Smith
TR 12:30-1:45pm

This seminar will explore different forms of fake or satirical news and its impact on society. Specifically, students will explore times that fake or satirical news influenced some sort of change in society. Students will research fake or satirical news and learn how to determine if an article is real or fake by researching credibility of the sources. They will learn to write their own fake news story. They will also review how fake news has evolved over time by analyzing Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds. Finally, students will use the readings and assignments to determine what impact fake news has on society.

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October 20, 2016
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