COMM 332 Critical Analysis of Journalism

Introduces students to terms, issues and debates in contemporary media theory. Students will read theoretical texts exploring, for example, the nature of truth, the rise of objectivity, and ambiguity of signs (language, image, sound). The relationship of U.S. journalism to global media will also be a focus in the course, allowing students to understand the functions of critique in contemporary journalism. Additional topics include an exploration of alternative journalism practices in the U.S. and globally such as the impact of the community and public journalism movements, the role of the feminist and ethical press, and the impact of the Internet.




COMM 120 or COMM 130


Every Fall semester