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Courses - Spring 2024
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Journalism Department Site
Open Seats as of
05/22/2024 at 03:30 PM
JOUR459Z
Special Topics in Journalism; Race, Journalism, and Democracy in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with AASP499M Credit only granted for: JOUR459Z or AASP499M

This course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for covering news about, and of particular interest to, racially and ethnically diverse communities. We will examine theories of race, ethnicity, and systemic racism in the United States, explore the effects of racial disparities, and discuss how journalism can best serve democracy in a racially diverse society. We will also listen to the experiences of diverse journalists in today's profession and discuss recent racial controversies in the industry.