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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Introduction To Journalism


Introduction to Journalism is a survey class that covers the basic principles and practices of contemporary journalism. By studying fundamentals like truth telling, fact checking, the First Amendment, diversity, the watchdog role of the press and public engagement, students will explore the role of the journalist in a democratic society. Students will also assess changes in the production, distribution and consumption of journalism through new technologies. Students will examine case studies across the media, and learn how different audiences, media and perspectives affect the news. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)
Course Details


CPE Class with Moodle
Jul 6, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021
Kelsey Whipple
Base Cost: $1,780 ($445/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Jul 06, 2021
End date: Aug 13, 2021
Last day to add: Jul 12, 2021
Last day to drop: Jul 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jul 28, 2021