Students will be taught how to use journalistic skills and ethics to better harness the power empathy adds to storytelling on extremely sensitive subjects such as race, politics, gender, etc. as well as learn how to navigate the world of political punditry and the growing fake news phenomenon. The course will focus on how the media discourse marginalizes people of color, and African Americans in particular and how rhetorical shifts can lead to non-factual news reporting.
Satisfies a requirement in the Africana Studies major (Geographic Region: North America).
Satisfies a requirement in the English major.
Satisfies a requirement in the Communication Studies interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community Requirement.