News as a Moral Battleground

Course Number: 
DOCST 371S.01
Course Instructor: 
Margaret Sullivan
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Days and Times: 
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Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
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.