Introduction to Fact-Checking: Navigating the News

Date:
Mar 11, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023
Application Deadline:
Feb 14, 2023
Duration:
2 Weeks
Schedule:
Saturday - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Delivery Method:
In-person

This course introduces students and participants to how popular media and news outlets operate, with a specific focus on Pakistani media. The course focuses on how populist politics impacts information and media and how disinformation, 'alternative facts' and propaganda is formed, framed, disseminated, and mainstreamed into public discourse. The course will introduce participants to these principles by teaching them how to dissect and analyzing news clips in class and identifying the point where opinion is posited as a fact.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Identify and analyse the 5W's and H of journalism
  • Distinguish between fake news and legitimately sourced information
  • Identify how confirmation bias operates in Pakistani media

Click here to view the complete course outline.
Maria Amir
MA in Mass Communication, Kinnaird College for Women
MSt. in Women's Studies, University of Oxford
Former Human Rights journalist

Course Fee: PKR 22,000/-

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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