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

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Understanding Media Bias - Final opportunity for Fall 2017 semester

Professional Development Program
Monday, December 11, 2017 (All day)
PDP Points: 
PDP Competency: 
Critical Thinking
This online PDP experience has been adjusted to allow more students to register. Calendar date listed is the 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.