News as a Moral Battleground


Ethical inquiry into journalism and its effect on public discourse. Issues include accuracy, transparency, conflicts of interest and fairness. Topics include coverage of national security, government secrecy, plagiarism/fabrication, and trade-offs of anonymous sourcing.

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Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • W
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • DOCST 371
  • ETHICS 259
  • PJMS 371
  • PUBPOL 371
  • RIGHTS 371
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring