Students in this class explore global media systems by engaging in a comparative study of the media in the countries visited during the voyage. Using knowledge gained through academic and field work, students will identify and discuss factors that influence the production and export of media content, as well as explore the effects of mass media on culture and politics. The course will also investigate and critique legal and ethical problems relating to the media in some of the countries visited and in America.
Field WorkCountry: Japan
Day: 2 - Monday, 25 January
In Tokyo we will start the day with a visit to the famous Tsujiki wholesale fish market. We will then visit the Reuters bureau in Tokyo to meet journalists for a discussion of the challenges of global media. We will then take a walking tour of Shibuya to see the famous crossing and explore Tokyu Food Show. Students will write a story based on the days experience.
1. Meet working journalists at one of world’s largest news organizations.
2. Discuss global mass media.
3. Visit Tsukiji fish market and write blog.