Facts and Fiction (JBV3010)

Bachelor's course
For exchange students

In this course, you will learn about fact checking as both a concept and a method. Through a historical and critical approach, the term "fake news" will be examined in a Norwegian and global context. One major question is what the term actually means, and how journalists should relate and respond to ongoing discussions about facts and reality. The course has both theoretical and practical components, and you will produce journalistic content for different media platforms.

  • Admission requirements

    This course is open to bachelor's degree students in journalism or media studies from our partner institutions. Course start presupposes a minimum of ten students.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 15 April.

  • Teaching methods

    The course is organised in intensive gatherings over a period of about two months. The gatherings consist of:

    • lectures
    • workshops
    • group presentations
    • discussions
  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (student.oslomet.no).

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and assessment

    Participation during class sessions is mandatory. Students who have over 25 per cent absence will not be qualified to take the exam. In addition, three assignments must be delivered and approved before you can take the exam.

    The exam is an analytical paper of 6-8 pages.

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