COMM 435 - News Media Ethics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do journalists cover the news? Do they report it honestly and truthfully? How valid are claims by critics that news media behaved unethically in their coverage of Donald Trump? This course looks at issues of bias, distortion, lack of perspective and other journalistic failings. It studies journalists' responsibilities to their profession and to the public, and examines proposed solutions to ethics violations. The course is given by Anthony Collings, an Emmy-Award-winning former CNN correspondent.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduates.

Class Format:

1.5 hours twice weekly.

COMM 435 - News Media Ethics
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
2Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2018.
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill
Two coursepacks: Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media, by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. New York: The Century Foundation, May 1999. and Doing Ethics in Journalism: A Handbook with Case Studies. Jay Black, Ralph Barney and Bob Steele. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, Third Edition 1999.
ISBN: 9780814756140
Just the facts : how "objectivity" came to define American journalism, Author: Mindich, David T. Z. (1963- ), Publisher: New York University Press post
ISBN: 9780826220615
Capturing the news : three decades of reporting crisis and conflict, Author: Collings, Anthony,
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