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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Journalism Ethics


This course will develop an understanding of the ethical questions raised by media coverage in a democratic society at a time of focus on profit over news values and on entertainment over substance. Issues discussed will include: accuracy and fairness, diversity, conflicts of interest, privacy, deception, relationships with sources and photojournalism. We will also learn to identify news values--or lack of them--both as professionals and as consumers. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Journ majors.
Course Details


May 17, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Razvan Sibii
Prerequisite: JOURNAL 300
Base Cost: $1,335 ($445/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: May 17, 2021
End date: Jun 25, 2021
Last day to add: May 21, 2021
Last day to drop: May 21, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jun 09, 2021