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Global Journalism - Searching for Truth in the Age of Fake News

Maastricht Summer School

21 days
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998 EUR/full
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About

The Global Journalism - Searching for Truth in the Age of Fake News course at the Maastricht Summer School will examine current events and the way they are covered in a variety of media outlets around the world. 

Overview

Key facts:

  • Most of what we learn about global news events comes to us from the mass media, an industry often described as being grounded in objectivity. But in this era of “alternative facts” even the concept of objectivity is highly subjective. Differences based on culture, language, politics, economics, power structures and a variety of other factors abound. Just what is fake news when one country’s “terrorist” bent on senseless destruction is another’s “martyr” sacrificing lives for a just cause?
  • The Global Journalism - Searching for Truth in the Age of Fake News programme is offered at the Maastricht Summer School
  • These variations become all the more complicated in an industry facing a continuous state of flux, with governments, satellite transmissions, the Internet, mobile devices, social networks and citizen journalists all playing key roles. Through lectures, discussions, a field trip and class presentations, students will study why news is reported as it is around the world and in the process become discerning media consumers better able to filter the noise and make decisions for themselves.

Programme Structure

Course Format:

  • Roughly the first half of the course will be spent with lectures and discussions that examine the way news is covered around the world and why variations exist. The final half will be devoted to student presentations on current event coverage. The presentations will employ a “town hall” approach in which groups of students lead discussions on the issues and their coverage to classroom peers, being graded not just on content but audience engagement and participation.

Lecturers

  • Professor Maxey Parrish of Baylor University - For almost 25 years he handled media relations for U.S. college sports competitions as well as for the U.S. Olympic Committee. At the Barcelona Olympics, he was in charge of publicity for the U.S. athletics team, where his coverage won a Best in the Nation Writing Award and served as the basis for his Master of Science degree thesis. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

6 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • None

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    998 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 998 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • National

    998 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 998 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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