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All the News That's Fit to Post: Issues for Content Creators in the New Global News World
CSPL 350
Spring 2015 not offered

Journalists operate today in an increasingly global and digital media environment, confronting new challenges and seizing new opportunities. The pace of change is unprecedented. Focusing on global news journalism, we will explore ethical, legal, and professional judgments impacting content and its distribution platforms. We will focus on threshold dilemmas including reputation and privacy rights; who is a journalist; relying on and protecting anonymous sources; fact vs. opinion; aggregation; the risks and rewards of global interconnectivity; the critical multifaceted global roles of Google, Twitter, Facebook; the enabling or oppressing power of governments; and sustaining and building an independent free press in the United States and globally. We will explore all issues through an international lens. The seminar will include real-life case studies from Newsweek, newsweek.com, and MSNBC. The seminar will be of interest to students considering careers in journalism, media, communications law and regulation, and work in the civil society and advocacy communities.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ALLB
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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