Turning Points in Journalism

Course Code: JOUR 2000

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course focuses on pieces of work, in both new and traditional media forms, that have helped change and evolve the practice of mainstream journalism. The examination of seminal works helps develop students' knowledge and awareness of the impact historical events and the coverage of these events have had on the development and progression of mainstream media forms. Through examination, analysis, discussion and critique of books, photography, films, radio and TV broadcasts and documentaries and internet innovations, students discover theoretical and practical outcomes from the pivotal events and their coverage in the history of North American journalism from 1900 to the present day. This course is designed to teach students how the past has shaped modern journalistic practices.