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Lisa B Cohen
COM 495
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Communication

Lecture, seminar, and/or team study. Topics vary.

Class description

“News” in the 21st Century

Where do you get your news?

With audiences for traditional newscasts dropping, and increasing options for viewers, how are we forming our world and political views? This class will explore today’s sources of news, from entertainment dramas such as “West Wing” and “Boston Legal” to comedic news such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” to magazine shows, Sundy morning fare and talk shows such as “The O’Reilly Factor”.

We will explore different potentials for context and the impacts of accuracy and bias.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lisa B Cohen
Date: 02/18/2007