Douglas M Underwood
POL S 304
Journalists' role in elections and public policy. Relationship between news coverage and political campaigns. Study and analysis of local political newswriting, reporting, and response by local and state political figures. Extensive off-campus experience included. Offered: jointly with COM 304.
Description: A course exploring the relationship between government, politics and the mass media in an age dominated by the electronic communication of information.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Texts: Doris Grahev, ed., The Politics of News: The News of Politics; Kathleen Jamieson, Eloquence in an Electronic Age; James Fallows, Breaking the News; and John MacArthur, Second Front.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments: Two papers (5-7 pages) and a final exam.
Grading: Exams: 25 % Papers: 40 % Participation: 25 % Other: 10 % TOTAL: 100 %