SLO #3: News Media: How (and why) to spot “fake” news. 70% of students will successfully research and evaluate the news media in an effort to identify reputable journalism containing more accurate political content. [SLO #3 fulfills the following Program Level Outcomes: Communication, Critical Thinking, Social and Personal Responsibility, as well as the following Course Level Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.]
Activity for Assessment:
Read the following: http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/ and Watch the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYc-hd1QSwA
Take this quiz: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/politics/cognitive-biases/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.9b2747fd076b ( right click and choose “open link on incognito window”)
This assignment must follow MLA guidelines, be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, and be a minimum of 1000 words with works cited page. The works cited are not included in the minimum word count. Any articles/links/videos given in the assignment prompt MUST be cited in your paper and works cited. You may also use other sources, but these are the minimum required. Without all of them, your paper is a 0.
Preview YouTube video Study: Most Students Cannot Distinguish Fake and Real News