COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 002 Ethics Issues in Journalism
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on problems in journalistic ethics at a time of growing concern over standards of news coverage, as exemplified most recently in the Lewinsky case. The course provides an historic overview of traditional journalistic ethics. Coupled with that is a detailed study of changing values in news coverage as media decision makers adapt to social, economic and technological changes. The course highlights such problems as sensationalism, infotainment, anonymous sources, hidden cameras, punditry, the lowering of the wall of separation between the business and editorial sides of news organizations, invasions of privacy, and the personal behavior of journalists. The course studies journalists' responsibilities to their profession and to the public, and examines proposed solutions to the problems of ethics violations.

COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11872
Open
8
5Comm St Major
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
P
20079
Open
8
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
P
21206
Open
16
8Comm St Major
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
P
21207
Open
16
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
005 (LEC)
P
22923
Open
6
3Comm St Major
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.006
006 (LEC)
P
23513
Open
6
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.005
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for COMM 458. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)