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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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We live in a 24/7 news culture and – thanks to information technology – have unparalleled access to information. But this information is not the same as knowledge and just as we have more access, so we are more vulnerable to distortion and spin. Can we really separate news from fake news, or is that very expression just an attempt to divert attention? And in the midst of all this the Media has itself become more powerful and arguably an agenda-setter in its own right, but without democratic responsibility. This course will explore the role of the Media in contemporary society and seek to address some of these issues.



The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

10 Feb 2019

Course duration

1 day

Apply by

06 Feb 2019

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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