ESP Biography


Major: CS

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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L6705: Staying afloat with facts in America's media maelstrom in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
What do Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Buzzfeed and public television have in common? They're now in the news business! In recent years, media organizations have simultaneously undergone rapid proliferation and consolidation. News organizations are subject to clear professional standards set in place by journalists for responsible reporting, but many companies popular today escape easy categorization as traditional news organizations. Can social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter be trusted at all? Is everything reported today just fake news anyway? These are turbulent times for the truth-seeking among us, but we're here to help! Take this class to review quality news-reading habits and jumpstart your civic life as an informed American, and remember: facts never go out of style.