UManitoba unveils new program in media literacy


The University of Manitoba’s Extended Education division has launched a non-credit program focused on media literacy, critical thinking, and investigative journalism. Participants will learn how to consume media with a more critical eye as they develop their technical skills in research, reading, and journalism. The program is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their media literacy. “In one way or another, everybody consumes media,” said UManitoba course instructor Cecil Rosner. “Therefore, I think it’s important everybody understands how to read it; how they can be misled if they are not careful, how to identify misinformation and how to source information.” The program is offered completely online and takes six weeks to complete.

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