COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Voice to the voiceless: A journalism practice to creating buildings between us and them
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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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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During this class, we will learn an empathic, healing, and constructive journalistic approach to the lives of those whom society treats as the other. We will use trauma and human rights reporting techniques that always consider the consequences, context, and structural causes of the social and justice topics we will discuss in class. We will interview and write stories about our own community to learn and make connections with people that are considered the other.

Required Texts:

Healey, Jo. Trauma Reporting: A journalist’s guide to covering sensitive stories. Routledge (2019). ISBN: 978-1-1384-8210-4

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

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


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

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