Intro to Journalism Syllabus F09

Intro to Journalism Syllabus F09 - JOU 3003 Introduction to...

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JOU 3003 Introduction to Journalism Study and analytical discussion of the historical role of journalism in America, includ- ing its current practice, through intensive readings of primary historical sources as well as broad, direct exposure to current news sources. In this course, we will view the past not as a set of static facts, stories, and myths, but as an opportunity to understand the relation- ship of journalism and culture. Students must Frst shed a few preconceptions about history and journalism. History and journalism are not not truth. Tey are not reality. Tey are not comprehensive. Most important, they are not objective. History and journalism are inter- pretations of one person who lived, studied, and wrote at a particular time and whose ver- sion of events was shaped by personal identity and cultural context. History and journalism are interim reports on events. Tey are the best ways we have to know the past, at least until another historian or journalist reinterprets the evidence. We will sample many interpreta- tions of journalism history. We also will turn a critical eye on assertions that journalism is a neutral practice or that journalism has, at every turn, enhanced American democracy. Course Description Overview Fall 2009 MWF 1-1:50 p.m. Fred Blevens, Ph.D. By the end of the semester, students will: • Recognize the interpretive nature of history. • Demonstrate an understanding of key individuals and events in journalism history. • Recognize the relationship of journalism and culture. • Demonstrate an understanding of a critical perspective on journalism history. • Recognize the fragility of ±irst Amendment protections. • Be able to discuss in some detail the importance of journalism in a democracy. • Understand current trends and developments in journalism industries. • Be able to continuously monitor journalistic issues as they develop. • Develop into more perceptive and critical news consumers. Student
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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Intro to Journalism Syllabus F09 - JOU 3003 Introduction to...

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