COMM 451 - Ethics Issues in Journalism
Section: 002
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
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, info-tainment, 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 451 - Ethics Issues in Journalism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 451.002. Students may not receive credit for this course if topic was previously taken under Comm 458.
002 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 451.001. Students may not receive credit for this course if topic was previously taken under Comm 458.
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