Students in this class will explore global media systems by engaging in a comparative study of the media in countries we visit during the voyage. Students will identify and discuss the political, economic, technological, and social factors that influence the production and export of media content, as well as the effects of a mass media on culture and politics. We will also consider legal and ethical issues in the media in some of the countries we visit and in the U.S. This course will encourage students to consider whether (or to what degree) a global media system exists, and what it comprises and why, as well as what roles remain for local media.
Field ClassCountry: Japan
Day: 2 - Yokohama - Tuesday, 27 January
Visit to the offices of Reuters in Tokyo. We will visit the offices of Reuters in Tokyo and take a tour of the offices, as well as speak with journalists working there, to learn about the perspective of a global news organization and its employees. Academic Objectives: 1. Students will observe the work routines and professional ideology of journalists at an international news organization. 2. Students will understand the challenges facing global journalists. 3. Students will learn more about the role and perspective of a global news organization and journalists.