Fake news, real science: Freelon partners with UNC faculty colleagues for innovative, interdisciplinary course on science media literacy


How can consumers evaluate the accuracy of science information in media? What factors can influence how media frame and build narratives around science information?

Students learn to ask those questions — and find their answers — in an innovative interdisciplinary course at UNC designed for first-year students. “IDST 118: Fake News, Real Science” focuses on science literacy for both the creators and consumers of media.

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