COMM 435 - News Media Ethics
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

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.

Required Texts:

1. Just the Facts: How Objectivity Came to Define American Journalism, by David T. Z. Mindich, New York: New York University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780814756140

2. Capturing the News: Three Decades of Reporting Crisis and Conflict, by Anthony Collings, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780826220615

3. Coursepack: Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media, by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. New York: The Century Foundation, May 1999.

4. Coursepack: Doing Ethics in Journalism: A Handbook with Case Studies. Jay Black, Ralph Barney and Bob Steele. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, Third Edition.

Schedule

COMM 435 - News Media Ethics
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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