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

Calendar & Events

Understanding Media Bias

Professional EDGE
Monday, March 19, 2018 (All day)
EDGE Points: 
EDGE Competency: 
Critical Thinking
Calendar date listed is the start date for online experience. Students will have one week (8 a.m. Monday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday) 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.
  • The BA/PDP office is the organizer for this event. The timeline for processing PDP points and other event details will be as outlined in the PDP Programming Syllabus (click on the link at

This session takes students beyond the foundational knowledge gained in the BA course series (BA 1500, BA 2500, BA 3500) and helps students prepare for BA 4500 internship course opportunities and the professional world beyond.


Students must meet the requirements for successful completion in order to receive PDP points. Successful completion of this PDP online experience will entail:

Grading for this PDP experience is pass/fail. No partial points will be awarded. Successful completion of the workshop will entail:

  • Working through the handouts, videos and other materials in the Canvas module(s) to gain comprehension of the subject matter.
  • Completing assignments and quizzes to a satisfactory degree where applicable.

The specific requirement for this PDP experience is to obtain a score of 80% or higher on the final quiz. Students who do not successfully complete this PDP online experience will receive no (zero) points toward completion of the PDP requirement. There is no partial point credit. The PDP office reserves the right to exclude students from re-enrolling into any online PDP experience for any reason.