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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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SOCI 265 - News Media in the United States

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course joins the ongoing debate about the meaning of press freedom and explores the relationship between news and democracy. It will examine how the news media operate in American society and will assess how well the current media are serving the information needs of citizens. Topics may include: the meaning of “objectivity,” the relationship between journalists and sources, news and public opinion, ownership of news media, the relationship between news and advertising, propaganda and news management, and the role of alternative media. William Hoynes.



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