Journalism course at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln challenges students to look at bias across media outlets


In 2020, professor of broadcasting and journalism Barney McCoy proposed a new discussion based pop-up class centered around the differences between misinformation, disinformation and malformation.

After a successful run as a pop-up class, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Dean Shari Veil and associate dean for academic programs Adam Wagler asked McCoy to convert the class into a full three-credit course.

McCoy got his certification as a news analyst through Ad Fontes, a media organization known for its media bias chart that rates media sources in terms of political bias and reliability.

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