News as a Moral Battleground

Course Number: 
DOCST 371S.01
Course Instructor: 
Stephen Lloyd Buckley
Rubenstein Hall 151
Days and Times: 
TuTh 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.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.