COMM 431 - Supreme Court News Coverage
Section: 002
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one 300-level course in COMM strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar evaluates media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, in the context of long-range factors affecting the ability of news media to function in a democracy. It examines the scope and content of print, broadcast, and new-media news reporting on major cases before the court. How accurately, fairly, and adequately do news organizations cover the cases as they proceed through the legal system? Does the media help the American public gain a sufficiently thorough understanding of the complex legal issues and social impact of each case? In addition to gaining a broad overview of media coverage of current and recent cases, each student will select one case from the current or past court term and study media coverage of it in detail.

COMM 431 - Supreme Court News Coverage
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
38575
Closed
0
3Comm St Major
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 431.002.
002 (SEM)
P
38587
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 431.001.
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