This course introduces students to the role of the free press in America in order to help them become more informed and more analytical consumers of media. In this course, students explore the history of journalism in the United States from its inception in the colonies and its key role in the first amendment, all the way up to present day issues regarding “right to know” and the changing landscape of journalistic media in the 21st century. Students will develop skills to actively participate in the consumption, analysis and creation of news media, and will have the opportunity to investigate the constantly evolving career opportunities within the field of journalism. 

  • Prerequisites: None
  • One semester
  • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.