Civic Media Literacy Class


This one-time online video class with Gino Canella teaches students to think critically about how news is produced and how it circulates. We will examine the complex media ecosystems in which information moves, and discuss how this environment has enabled the rise of "fake news," political propaganda, and misinformation. The class also considers how (and if) journalists should respond to the label of "fake news" to protect their professional reputation and journalistic authority. Registration is FREE! Initial class size limited to 12 students. Can add more sections if there’s sufficient interest. 

Gino Canella is an assistant professor of journalism at Emerson College. He produces documentary films in collaboration with community groups and researches activist media, social movements, and journalism.

The Neighborhood Media School is sponsored by the Somerville News Garden and the Pandemic Democracy Project initiatives of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.