2021 – Summer
Dismantling Bias in the Media (Session 1)
Course Number: SS1: JOUR-UA TBD
Day & Time: M/W 2:00-5:00 pm
Instructor: Prachi Gupta
Albert Class Number: TBD
In this course, through readings, critical thinking exercises, and written assignments, students will examine the media’s dominant notion of “objectivity” and the role that it plays in perpetuating bias. Over the course, students will study how newsroom decisions—including what to cover, how to frame a story, and how to source–shape social and political narratives about diverse communities, in particular. Students will then put these lessons into practice by reporting on a local political event for which they will identify and interview multiple sources, and will contextualize the issue with relevant research and information that strives for accuracy and fairness.