Journalism Ethics

This course will develop an understanding of the ethical questions raised by media coverage in a democratic society at a time of focus on profit over news values and on entertainment over substance.  Issues discussed will include: accuracy and fairness, diversity, conflicts of interest, privacy, deception, relationships with sources and photojournalism. We will also learn to identify news values--or lack of them--both as professionals and as consumers. Part of the Certificate of Online Journalism (offered online).

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Journalism
Number: 
JOURNAL 460
Semester: 
Summer 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017
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