FNMS 235 - Journalism 2.0: Civic Media in the Digital Age
This course will examine the present crisis in journalism and the decline of civic engagement in the US. Students will build a class blog that will feature quality journalism that we produce in class. In addition, we will work towards organizing two public meetings towards the end of the semester inviting the broader Wheaton community to talk about topics relevant to misinformation and disinformation in today’s media.
Unlike ENG 285 Journalism , which is primarily an introduction to news writing, this course combines 1) media literacy training, 2) an introduction to the theory and practice of civic media, and 3) opportunities to create civic media beyond the classroom.
Our broader goal is to support and further develop civic engagement on campus.
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