Advanced study andapplication of investigative, interpretive, and in-depth reporting ofpublic affairs. Emphasis on social, political, and economic news asit is developed and reported at the local, state, and federal levels.Practical reporting experiences combined with seminar discussionsand research investigations.
May berepeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topics vary.
Practice in planning and conducting campaigns to achievespecific goals and to anticipate and solve specific public relationsproblems, including pre and posttesting to measure results. Casemethod approach.
Development,structure, and future of print-broadcast-online journalism. Examinationof how news media have changed and are changing, with focus oneconomic, political, and social systems. Advanced techniques forreporting, producing, and managing news for multiple platforms.
Communicationproblems of the press in international affairs; detailed study ofinternational news agencies and services; investigation of the foreignpress by countries with emphasis on the press under fascism,communism, and democracy; and world censorship.
Selected problems inpress freedom, federal-local censorship, press privileges, display andsuppression of news, and the public’s right to know. Also selectedproblems in influences of the press on social, economic, and politicalaffairs; public opinion; and the formation of thought processes. Maybe repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topics vary.