COMS304

Journalists at Work

30 points

Not offered 2022, offered in 2019

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences

Description

The practical work in this course involves producing a student-oriented magazine. Planning, researching and writing the magazine will be complemented by academic analysis of journalism as a practice and the role it plays in society and communities. Topics will include: journalists' conception of their role, journalism ethics, community media, accountability and investigative reporting, celebrity journalism, longer-form journalism and sports journalism.

Pre-requisites

30 points at the 200 level in COMS. Students without this prerequisite, but with at least a B average in 60 points of relevant courses, may enter the course with the approval of the Head of Department or
the Undergraduate Coordinator for COMS.