COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Fall 2022, Section 003 - Post Trump era: A peace and solutions journalism approach to heal
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
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.
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In this class, we will use journalism approaches that are sensitive to social justice to write stories that break the isolation and provide healing to the community. We will work with theories of Peace Journalism (aims to make visible less visible causes of conflicts or problems, seeks to approach reality from all parties involved when there is conflict, pursues solutions rather than emphasizing conflict) and Solutions Journalism (which is reporting on a response to a problem — successful, partially successful, or failed — and the associated results, usually with a narrative that seeks to reveal how the results were produced and explore what can be learned from the effort).

Required Texts:

1. Kovach, Bill; Rosenthiel, Tom. Blur. Bloomsbury Publishing (2010). ISBN: 9781596915657

2. Kovach, Bill; Rosenthiel, Tom. The elements of journalism. Three Rivers Press. 3rd edition. (2014). ISBN: 978-0-8041-3678-5

3. McBride, Kelly B; Rosentiel, Thomas B. The new ethics of journalism. CQ Press (2013). ISBN: 978-1-60426-561-3

4. Youngblood, Steven. Peace journalism, principles and practices: Responsibly Reporting Conflicts, Reconciliation, and Solution. Routledge (2016). ISBN: 9781138124691

5. Healey, Jo. Trauma Reporting: A journalist’s guide to covering sensitive stories. Routledge (2019). 

ISBN: 978-1-1384-8210-4


COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: No credits awarded to students who completed COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance Fall 2021, Section 001 - Post Trump era: A peace and solutions journalism approach to heal.
004 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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