Oxymoron examples: Jumbo/Shrimp, Military/Intelligence. New oxy"moron:" Alternative Facts/Fake News! Or if you prefer, Alternative News/Fake Facts?
LINKS TO SKETCHES & RESOURCES RELATED TO
ALTERNATIVE FACTS/FAKE NEWS:
(Bear in mind the current administration is most under fire, but all previous ones exhibited some of this behavior which can and does take place within many corporations both for profit/non-profit)
Questions to ask yourself?
Erik Bean, Ed.D is an associate professor of arts and humanities at American Public University who specializes in writing and journalism. He also is a senior fellow at University of Phoenix, Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research. He is an advocate for free press and transparency. DrErikBean.com
Books and Films like Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, George Orwell's 1984, and even the Hunger Games paint a glib picture of life in future societies where watching citizens closely and denying them freedoms such as access to transparent information are often masked by modern technology. Are parts of today's society leading to an oppressed dystopian future? This supplemental course materials site is under construction as January 2017. More links and materials coming soon.
Pulitzer(1904) summarized credo: "Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations."