JRN 448 (SA)

The Media and Social Issues: Reporting on Race in America Today

Tanzina Vega

This seminar will focus on how the evolution of media and technology has shaped the way America looks at race and enabled the creation of social movements, like #BlackLivesMatter and the alt-right, that in turn shape national policy agendas.

The course will explore how the democratization of media allows people to lead the conversation, and how legacy media have changed their tactics to engage directly with audiences in the age of Twitter. Students will learn about non-traditional forms of reporting as they cover issues including diversity, racial demographics, bias, cultural appropriation, and race in the 2016 presidential election.

Enrollment is not open to freshmen.

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If you are unable to enroll in this course and wish to be placed on its waitlist, send a one-paragraph explanation of your interest in the course to journalism@princeton.edu.