COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Section: 005 Global Media and Press Freedom
Term: WN 2010
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:

Journalism and the concepts of freedom of the press are in turmoil and under attack globally. In this course, we will look at the issues facing journalism in the United States and around the world, including the continued growth of the Internet as a disruptive information source and the demise of traditional newspapers. We will discuss the power of new types of journalism from blogging to MySpace to the power of television programs such as The Daily Show with John Stewart in the political journalism arena. We will focus on how journalism is practiced in China, Africa and the Middle East and the fight for the freedom of the press in those regions. We will discuss how the coverage of world events is shifting from a focus on politics to a focus on business, particularly in countries such as China and India. We will discuss how this shift changes our perception of these countries. One important aspect of this course will be to expose students to the global media by assigning international newspapers, magazines and broadcasts to students for discussion.

COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
12935
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0
3Comm St Major
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 439.002
002 (SEM)
P
26811
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.001
003 (SEM)
P
27367
Open
3
4Comm St Major
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Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 439.004
004 (SEM)
P
27369
Open
3
 
-
 
Note: Meets with Comm 439.003
005 (SEM)
P
46062
Open
14
8Comm St Major
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Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 439.006.
006 (SEM)
P
46063
Open
14
 
-
 
Note: Meets with Comm 439.005.
007 (SEM)
P
46064
Open
1
1Comm St Major
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Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 439.008.
008 (SEM)
P
46065
Closed
0
 
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Note: Meetw with Comm 439.007.
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ISBN: 9781862078154
The Granta book of reportage, Author: [with an introduction by Ian Jack.]., Publisher: Granta 3rd ed. 2006
Required
ISBN: 9781405150576
The world news prism : global information in a satellite age, Author: William A. Hachten and James F. Scotton., Publisher: Blackwell Pub. 7th ed. 2007
Required
ISBN: 0393068986
In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Author: Seth G. Jones., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1st ed. 2009
Required
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