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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA)
SMPA
3480
The Future of Journalism
The Future of Journalism
Fall 2015
3
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Lecture
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20
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Reasons behind the decline of traditional newspaper and broadcast journalism; the impact of the web and other digital tools on traditional journalism values; new business models for news.
By the end of this course students will: • Develop an understanding of the changing trends in American life that have led to a rapid decline in traditional journalism outlets and their pending replacement by a wide variety of online alternatives. • Understand the differences between traditional journalism values and the unedited, undisciplined and unverified approach taken by some online sources of news and opinion. • Develop critical thinking skills enabling them to judge the wheat from the chaff among the unlimited number of sources of information now available to most Americans. • Understand the underlying economic forces leading to the decline of newspapers and network news and the experimental economic models now being tried by new online journalism organizations. • Through classroom discussion, be able to evaluate and articulate the dramatic changes underway in the shift from traditional journalism to new tools for informing people about the world around them.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral

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