ENGL 723 (01) - Issues in Journalism

Issues in Journalism

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 57055
This upper-level seminar focuses on the shifts in technology and public perception that are changing the definition of excellence in journalism. Special attention to legal and ethical issues reshaping journalism's public service role. Prereq: Grade of B in ENGL 621 and written permission. May be repeated once for credit with permission of the journalism director.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Fake News?!?
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 104
Additional Course Details: 

Special Topic SP20: Fake News?!    Journalism in the 21st Century exists in a multi-platform, social-media system rife with obfuscation, misinformation, and fabrication. This course will look closely at this chaotic ecosystem and examine how journalism survives and thrives within it – perhaps more essential in an era of communication overload than ever before. Students will study a wide range of examples of journalists fulfilling roles as authenticators, sense-makers, watchdogs, and witnesses.