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COMM 1700 – Journalism in Society

(3 credits – TG) Blended delivery, 2 hours lecture and 1 hour online and/or may be offered online

Journalism is a product of social interaction and is shaped by a range of societal forces. Through a focus on the concept of the news agenda, students will consider the nature of news, the structures and conventions that shape how journalists gather and present news, the role news plays in democratic societies, the importance of ethical and professional practice considerations, and the influence of external ‘voices’ on the decisions journalists make daily.