JMC offering class in writing fake news, conspiracy theories

Ravyn Cullor

The Colorado State University Department of Journalism and Media Communications announced it will offer a writing class in Fake News and Conspiracy Theories next fall.

Debbie O’Hara, the professor slated to teach the class, says teaching journalistic integrity and objectivity sets students up for failure after graduation.

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“Telling journalism students that their job is to search for the truth and tell people’s stories is a waste of time,” O’Hara said. “What newspapers and TV stations are looking for are people who will lie to the American public.”

She said the $45,000 salary the liberal billionaire (whose name Yeehaw Junction has been barred from printing) who owns all the media pays journalists usually convinces reporters to abandon their morals and better judgment.

The class covers both fake news and conspiracy theory writing, so graduates will be prepared to create confusion and anger on either side of the political spectrum. Topics from how to make politicians look bad to how to fake a tragedy will be covered.

“It’s really about destroying America and democracy overall,” said Alex Martin, the managing editor of Colorado Liberal Media Times.

“JFK believed it was journalists’ jobs to monitor those in power and show the people of America what their leaders were actually doing,” Martin said. “He really believed the First Amendment is a pillar of our democracy. Our goal is to prove him wrong.”

The class will be available only to JMC student during fall 2019 registration in order to keep the secrets of the industry under wraps.

Editor’s note: This is a satire piece for April Fools Day. Real names may be used in fictitious/semi-fictitious ways. Those who do not like reading editor’s notes are subject to being offended.

Yeehaw Junction reporter Ravyn Caw-lor can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @RCullor99.