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Unformatted text preview: Journalism 201: HISTORY OF NEWS IN MODERN AMERICA School of Journalism Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Spring 2012 Lead instructor Professor Erna Smith Office: ASC 324D Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m. Office Phone: (213) 740-9684 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Co-instructors Professor Ed Cray Office: ASC 307C Office Hours: Mondays, by appointment only, Tuesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Office Phone: (213) 740-3899 Email: email@example.com Professor Jennifer Floto Office: ASC324A Office Hours: Mondays 2-4 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and Fridays, Noon-2 p.m. Office Phone: (213) 740 4118 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Professors Cray and Floto will lecture several times over the course of the semester and will lead two Friday discussion groups each. But Professor Smith is the lead instructor and any questions you have about the course and your grades should be directed to her. Teaching assistants and graders Patrick Bigsby email@example.com Christine Detz firstname.lastname@example.org Regina Graham email@example.com Samantha Wan firstname.lastname@example.org Course Description: The course explores an increasingly complex universe of media. Students will learn about the evolution of news and media in the U.S. and around the world. They also will learn the varying degrees of media effects and their influence on audiences past and present. Along the way, they will be introduced to pioneering practitioners of journalism and public relations as well as to key developments, theories, concepts and practices of the professions. Emphasis will be placed on: Definitions of news and media History, policies and development of media outlets around the world Understanding digital communication platforms The role public relations and journalism has played throughout the modern evolution of media and their impact on society The role and contributions of women and people of color to the evolution of journalism and public relations Professional ethics and responsibilities 1 Course Outcomes: A working knowledge of how print, broadcast and online media evolved in the U.S. within a globalized context Appreciation for the application of new and emerging media in the U.S. and elsewhere. Understanding of the power of journalism and public relations to influence society for better or for worse. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this class, you will have an appreciation for and an understanding of the development of journalism and public relations and their impact on life. By analyzing news coverage, you will understand the reach and impact of journalism and public relations by studying the work of previous generations. You will develop sharper analytical skills through learning key theories, concepts and practices....
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