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Spring 2012-2013
WWS 334 / SOC 313 (SA)   na, npdf

Media and Public Policy

Paul E. Starr

Introduction to communications policy and law, covering such topics as freedom of the press and the development of journalism; intellectual property; regulation of telecommunications, broadcasting, and cable; and policy challenges raised by the Internet and the globalization of the media.

Sample reading list:
Paul Starr, The Creation of the Media
Randall Bezanson, How Free Can the Press Be?
James Hamilton, All the News That's Fit to Sell
Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 125 pages of reading a week. Two short memos, written and oral presentation (accounting for 20% of the grade); one term paper, written and oral presentaion (accounting for 30% of the grade; take-home final exam (30%); class participation (20%).

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Reserved Seats:
Open to WWS Concentrators Only 5

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40409 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   015   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed