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Contemporary Issues

Course Number: 
JOU-353
Minimum Credits: 
3
An examination of the principal social, economic, political and global forces influencing the nature and development of journalism and mass media, including new technologies. Relationships between journalism, media and social, economic and government institutions are explored. The student who successfully completes this course will be able to articulate and explain underlying causes of issues facing journalism and the media and identify the conflicting forces that shape policies and practices influencing their behavior.