ENG-4010 Issues in Journalism

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENG-2051.

This course is a senior level seminar designed to lead students through an examination of current ethical problems and issues in journalism: truth vs. accuracy; information biases: problems of personalizing, dramatizing, reenacting and manipulating the news; image-making in politics, First Amendment vs. rights to privacy: naming names; photojournalism ethics; and the transformation of news into entertainment (the rise of images and the decline of meaning). (Spring semesters, odd years)