The News Media: Journalism and Advertising in a Democratic Society

3 credits

JOURN 1000

School of Journalism

How do you know the media are telling the full truth and nothing but the truth? In this course, you will learn how to decide what information sources to trust. You’ll survey the roles played by you, the consumer, as well as by journalists, strategic communicators and advertisers in their relationships with different audiences. Students will weigh the merits of various storytelling methods, uses of social media and revenue models while developing a deeper understanding of the ethical issues facing consumers and journalists in today’s fast-paced media environment. Pre-Journalism and Journalism majors cannot count this course towards the Bachelor of Journalism.