This course will explore the role of media in shaping society. Students will analyze the historic development of the various types of media in the United States and compare these to the countries we visit. The motivating forces and technical constraints that shape media will be examined. We will also look below the surface at implied meanings and messages. Government media regulation and free speech issues in a rapidly changing technological environment will also be explored. The economic, political, and cultural impact of media on the nations of the world will be analyzed.
Field WorkCountry: Morocco
Date: October 16, 2019
We will visit the student journalists of "Reporting Morocco" in Rabat, Morocco. Working as part of the "Student International Training" program under the "Center for Cross Cultural Learning," the students report on a wide variety of subjects in Morocco. Students on the trip will gain first-hand knowledge of the journalistic process in a foreign setting. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn news-gathering techniques of "Reporting Morocco" publication. 2. Explore cultural and journalistic challenges of journalism is a country with a 75% literacy rate. 3. Examine the status of press freedom.