4th Media Monitor, regular or the 1st/ 2nd / 3rd/ 4th/ 5th bonus
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4th Media Monitor, regular or any bonus not yet submitted may be posted here
The 4th media monitor, regular or any bonus not yet submitted may be posted here, with deadline extended to Thursday 5pm.
Class members who feel they did not do too well in the exam should take advantage of the media monitor posts to earn points. (one purpose of assigning points to media monitor posts is to balance off the difficulty of the exams).
The 5th bonus is on “fake news” (any falsehood/ lie/ fabrication/ hoax presented as news or as information) disseminated from August 9, 2017 (start of classes in the University) up to the December 6, 2017 (the last day to submit a media monitor post) as follows: A student may describe any fake news item he or she has encountered, or read, or chanced upon in any media (newsprint, online, television, radio, etc.), stating also what outlet or site disseminated the fake news but without embedding the link, and commenting on it, with an explanation of:
1) how the student received or encountered or retrieved the fake news (either as FB news feeds or a shared post or a tweet or a re-tweet, a group email or individual email, a text message, etc.);
2) how he/she knew or determined it was fake news using the provisions taken up in class (cite and quote); and
3)what the student did, or did not do, about it.
(For the full bonus points, items 1-3 must be included in the commentary. ) In the alternative, a student may also comment on any falsity or inaccuracy presented as fact by a public official or a news subject, and reported as news by a media organization without simultaneous fact-checking in the same news report, by that media organization. (do not use those i already used in the exams). (we had the same description of bonus media monitor as early as the first quarter of this year).