News as a Moral Battleground

Course Number: 
DOCST 371.02
Course Instructor: 
William Adair
Gross Hall 105
Days and Times: 
MW 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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.