COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Section: 001 The News Media in Times of Crisis: How Journalism Responds to Big Events
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

A modern democracy depends on a vibrant news media to keep the public informed. At no point is this more important than in times of crisis. In this course, we will examine the work of journalists as they responded to the most critical events of the past 100 years; from World War I to the global economic meltdown of late 2008. We will study both the dominant media forms during times of crisis, as well as types of media that grew in importance because of their ability to respond to an ongoing urgent story.

COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
13123
Open
5
8Comm St Major
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.002
002 (SEM)
P
27719
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.001
003 (SEM)
P
31361
Open
9
6Comm St Major
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.004
004 (SEM)
P
31363
Open
9
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.003
005 (SEM)
P
48590
Open
11
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.006.
006 (SEM)
P
48591
Open
11
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.005.
007 (SEM)
P
48592
Open
0
4Comm St Major
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.008.
008 (SEM)
P
48593
Closed
0
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.007.
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ISBN: 1400030846
The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11, Author: Lawrence Wright., Publisher: Vintage Books 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1931082057
Reporting World War II : American journalism, 1938-1946., Author: [preface by Stephen E. Ambrose ; introduction by Samuel Hynes]., Publisher: Library of America 2001
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1416522913
All the president's men, Author: Bob Woodward; Carl Bernstein., Publisher: Pocket books Paperback 2005
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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