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News Reading in the 21st Century

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is traditionally a face-to-face classroom training program, but the April/May session will be held online in response to UNH's current recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Explore how the news business has changed in the last 20 years and what these changes mean for the news consumer.

Examining media practices in the pre-digital age and comparing them to news practices now, this workshop will help develop strategies for navigating the dizzying new media landscape – where we are and how we got here.

With readers acting more and more as their own gatekeepers, this workshop will explore skills for sorting out biased news, distorted news, real news, and fake news.

Instructor Bios


News Reading in the 21st Century

  • David Cataneo

    David Cataneo, a native of Yonkers, NY, graduated with honors from Boston University and worked for 22 years in Boston journalism at the Herald and Globe. He has been an adjunct professor of English and Journalism at the University of New Hampshire since 2009. He is also the director of the UNH Online Writing Lab. Cataneo is the author of six nonfiction books and one novel.

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