COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Section: 001 Journalism Under Siege
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 261 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The journalism profession has faced numerous existential challenges long before President Trump popularized the term “fake news” and identified which news organizations he viewed as the “enemy of the American people.” This course will examine the major challenges journalism faces both in the United States around the world, from despotic regimes overseas that limit press freedoms to evolving technologies and consumer habits that call for the revamping of old business models. We will also identify and analyze challenges within journalism itself, such as charges of bias, elitism, and other self-inflicted wounds and unforced errors that may damage its credibility with the public.

COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
8Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
002 (REC)
13Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
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