Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

“Fake News”, Social Media, and the Reshaping of American Politics


Price for Members: $48
Price for Non-Members: $72
Date/Time: Thursdays,  March 4, 11, 18, & 25         1:30 – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Marc Sandalow, Associate Academic Director UCB Washington Program, journalist, author and teacher
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

Anyone who follows news has witnessed the transformation. Social media and the Internet have rendered newspapers obsolete. Cries of “fake news”, bias and sensationalism have tainted an industry that prided itself on objectivity. 

The rise of reality TV and the 24-hour news cycle have forever changed a vital institution. This course, taught by veteran journalist Marc Sandalow, will examine the root of the media’s evolution and its path forward. Combining lectures, current events, and discussion, Sandalow – who has spent the past three decades covering Washington D.C. and the Bay Area — will challenge assumptions about the media’s role and competency. 

Is the public ignorant because the news media is shallow, or is the news media shallow because the public is ignorant? OLLI and Mr. Sanadlow can help you find out.

Event Details

Date: 2021-03-04

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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