Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Understanding Media Bias

Professional EDGE
Monday, November 27, 2017 (All day)
EDGE Points: 
EDGE Competency: 
Critical Thinking
Start date for online experience. Students will have one week (8 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday) to complete required activities via Canvas. 
Your “information bubble” is smaller than you realize! Follow a fascinating demonstration on the impact of media targeting and the consequences of algorithms deciding what information reaches you. Then, learn what a professor from MU’s School of Journalism conveyed as key to evaluating a source – for both personal reading and academic writing/reporting.  Students will gain tools to identify both real and suspect media, plus work online to practice their new skills.
Technical notes: This “workshop” is also offered in a traditional in-person format. Students should be careful not to repeat, as the content is the same in both virtual and in-person sessions (students will not receive additional points for repeated content).


  • 75 minutes is the expected time commitment for successful completion.
  • 10 PDP points earned for successful completion.
  • Critical Thinking | Competency/ies addressed in this professional development experience.