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The Media in America - What to Read and Believe in the Digital Age
Sample reading list:
Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, The Elements of Journalism
Alex Jones, Losing the News
Dan Gillmor, Mediactive
Web sites of, The New York Times and The Washington Post
Web sites of new-media outlets, ProPublica, The Marshall Project, BuzzFeed, Vice
Social media journalism, Twitter, Facebook, and other sources
Approximately 6 - 8 hours of preparation, divided between reading and writing. Weekly short assignments; one longer project. Bi-weekly individual meetings with the professor.
Papers - 70%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Not Open to Graduate Students.
Joe Stephens, investigative projects reporter for The Washington Post and Ferris Professor in Residence, is a three-time winner of the George Polk Award and three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. One of his best-known investigations focused on pharmaceutical companies testing overseas. His piece about the Nature Conservancy is the prototypical investigation of a major charity. An optional class day trip sometimes is offered.
Freshmen Only 3
Sophomores Only 5
Juniors Only 3
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