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New College of Media Course Tackles the Topic of Fake News

We first heard about “fake news” during the 2017 Presidential election.  Now, the term is being using widely by journalists and politicians alike.  This fall, the Reed College of Media is offering a new course in media literacy that tackles the phenomenon of fake news head on.

The new curriculum is designed to help students become savvier media consumers by teaching them how to access and critically analyze and evaluate news and information across media platforms.

College of Media Teaching Assistant Professor Bob Britten developed the course in response to the changing media landscape, in which news consumers are bombarded with media messages through traditional media sources and their social channels.  Students in the class will learn how to distinguish real news from fabricated information, how to identify reporters’ biases and how to recognize the various ways race, class, gender and sexual orientation are represented in the media.  Students will also learn to develop their own individual framework to gauge credibility.

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WVU Releases December Commencement Information

West Virginia University has released the 2017 December Commencement schedule. August and December graduates will celebrate their achievements at the WVU Coliseum on December 15, 2017 with two separate ceremonies. Graduates from the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences and from the College of Business & Economics will walk in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Graduates of all other schools and colleges will walk in a ceremony at 2 p.m.

As a reminder, the deadline to apply for Fall 2017 graduation through the Office of the University Registrar is October 6, 2017. Graduates planning to participate in December Commencement must register to walk in the appropriate ceremony by December 8 using the link available soon on the Graduation website. This is in addition to applying for graduation.

The University reminds graduates that participation in Commencement exercises does not signify the completion of a WVU degree. Diplomas will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the OUR.

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Join us as the College of Media celebrates WVU's 150th Anniversary

The Reed College of Media joins West Virginia University in celebrating its 150th year as one of America’s great land-grant institutions. Our birthday month is August, come check us out on the following dates:

August 28: Brunch with Omega the therapy dog! Join us for donuts and coffee from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the main entrance of Martin Hall.

August 29: “100 Days in Appalachia” photo gallery opening and panel discussion. 6 p.m., WVU Media Innovation Center, 4th Floor, Evansdale Crossing Building. Watch our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates. RSVP here: 

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