Mass Communication Syllabus

Mass Communication Syllabus - Journalism 200 Instructor:...

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Journalism 200 Introduction to Mass Media Fall 2006 Instructor: Marilou Blaine Office hours/ MWF 10-10:45, W 5:30-6:15. By appointment mblaine1@keene.edu Office: Media Arts Center, Room 122 Course Description: This course is a survey of different types of mass media – newspapers, documentary films, television etc. We will look at each from a historical and technological perspective as well as the relationship of each medium to the society and culture in which it has developed. Besides giving students a background in how mass media is and has developed, this course should help students build media literacy skills so they may interpret what is presented to them in different media situations. The text is written from the perspective that “although not all individual are directly affected by every media message they encounter, the media nonetheless do have important cultural effects. Today, the media are accepted as powerful forces in the process through which we come to know ourselves and one another.” So, author Stanley
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