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    • Letter of Accomplishment

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    Program length

    • 6 weeks

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    Program features

    • For Canadian citizens, permanent residents
    • Part-time, online 

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    Program fees

    • TBD


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    Be well-informed

    This program is for everyone who wants to put media messages in perspective and have the tools to dig beneath the surface for important information to ensure they are well-informed when making personal and business decisions. It was designed for consumers, researchers, students, activists, politicians, teachers, HR recruiters, businesspeople, and more.

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    Assess and research

    Improve your ability to draw logical conclusions from media messaging. Understand cognitive bias and how it leads to the spread of misinformation. Learn to identify and locate public records, file Access to Information requests, and gain enhanced knowledge of how to use social media, search engines, databases and other online tools to help you make informed decisions on topics like how to assess politicians, who to do business with, what to believe on social media, and more.

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    Content provider and instructor

    Content provider and instructor Cecil Rosner is a journalist, writer and adjunct professor who teaches investigative journalism. Cecil worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for more than 30 years. He managed CBC Manitoba's newsroom,  and also served as executive producer of The Fifth Estate. He is the author of Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada, and is currently vice-president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Program details

This program is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Credential: Letter of Accomplishment in Media Literacy, Critical Thinking and Investigative Journalism

A digital badge will be issued to confirm your completion of the program and to validate your learning in a digital format. 

Fees: TBD

Expected duration: 6 weeks

Program courses

Determine the courses you will need to complete this program.

Required courses

Course number/outline Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
EEAS 0150 Media Literacy and Critical Thinking 12 Summer 2023
EEAS 0152 Understanding Public Records 12 Summer 2023
EEAS 0154 Advanced Investigative Journalism Techniques 12 Summer 2023

Synchronous and asynchronous sessions

Each course will include two synchronous sessions.

Upcoming synchronous sessions


Synchronous sessions dates Summer 2023

All sessions will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm CST on Monday.

May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29
June 5
June 12

Learn more about the program

Misinformation and disinformation have been around forever. But with social media, the speed of spread has accelerated astronomically… It is so important to have the knowledge and the tools to spot things that are not true… These are some of the things I’ve been teaching to journalists, mostly inside the CBC, for the last 30 years. The reality is that anyone can use these techniques. They just need to know where to look and how to do it.
- Cecil Rosner , Media Literacy content provider and instructor

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185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

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