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Topics in Journalism: Disruption, Truth, and the Future of News

WRCT 261
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CSPL 129
Certificates: Writing

This course explores how the Internet is at once a powerful tool and a disruptive force for American journalism. How has the Web transformed the ethic of objective news and the idea of the reporter as an honest broker? How did other historical upheavals in technology and distribution of mass information change the mission of journalists? What will future media institutions look like, and what are the implications for the civic conversation? We will consider these questions with case studies of the present and past, including the rise of the penny press and yellow journalism in the 19th century, the underground antiwar newspapers of the 1960s and cable TV news in the 1990s.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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