Media message delive
ryStudents will have an understanding of the conditions that influence and shape media distributionchannels.
Media message consumption
Students will have an understanding of the conditions that influence the consumption andinterpretation of media messages.
Elements of news
Students will analyze the key elements of a news account, including weight of evidence,credibility of sources and of context, to judge its reliability.
News vs opinion
Students will distinguish between news and opinion and analyze the logic/rhetoric employed inopinion journalism.
Students will identify and distinguish between news media bias and audience bias.
Students will blend personal scholarship and course materials to write forcefully about newsmedia standards and practices, as well as First Amendment issues and issues of fairness andbias.
Students will connect current news accounts to universal concepts of community and citizenship.
Students will assess the impact of digital information technologies and place them in theirhistorical context.
All assignments are to be typed and double-spaced. Handwritten or single-spaced submissions may notbe accepted. Remember to include your name at the top of the first page and staple all pages together.You will be graded in part on how well you articulate an understanding of the course material and how youexpress your own ideas. Your grade may depend on your ability to write with clarity and logic.
While you are not being graded on attendance, per se, any absences or tardies may be reflected in quizscores or in-class activities. These cannot be "made up," even for excused absences.
Your active participation is essential to your success and the success of your classmates. You shouldconsistently demonstrate that you have knowledge of the news and that you have completed theassigned readings.It is expected that you will arrive on time and remain for the entire class session, so as not to disrupt yourfellow students. Please turn off your cell phones, unless otherwise directed. Please refrain from usingsocial media, texting, email, or other outside communication activities during class.
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