COMM 3515 – Media Futures
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture and tutorial combined
Dramatic change is a constant in the world of media. Traditional media such as newspapers, TV networks and radio stations need adapt to the growth in webbased media including blogs, YouTube and Facebook Moreover, every medium is converging with every other medium, every screen is merging with every other screen – the cell phone being just one example. This course will examine the extraordinary impacts these changes are having on media, journalism and our democratic and cultural life.
Prerequisite: One of Communications 1700, 2500, 2501 or 3705.