News as a Moral Battleground

Course Number: 
DOCST 371S.01
Course Instructor: 
William Adair
Location: 
Sanford 04
Days and Times: 
MW 1:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate/Advanced
Crosslisting(s): 
PJMS 371.01
PUBPOL 371.01
ETHICS 259.01

Ethical inquiry into journalism and its effect on public discourse. Issues include accuracy, transparency, conflicts of interest and fairness. Topics include coverage of national security, government secrecy, plagiarism/fabrication, and trade-offs of anonymous sourcing.