Behind the Headlines: False News or Reality?

Course Ref: C3744296
Date: 5 meetings on Mondays starting 20/04/2020. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: South Reading Leisure Centre Northumberland Avenue
Tutor: Ian Mulholland
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Fee: £49.00

In 1921 C P Scott of ‘The Manchester Guardian’ wrote that ‘comment is free, but facts are sacred’. In 2017 Collins’ Dictionaries made ‘Fake News’ their word of the year. In this course we will investigate how ‘facts’ are presented in the news and how words and images can influence our perceptions. Through close analysis of print, online and broadcast items we will discuss whether the news stories presented can ever be truly factual or entirely fake.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.