Journalism on Screen

Course Description

A study of how films portray journalists in popular culture, historically, and continuing to the present. Students view, analyze, and discuss the role of journalists in a variety of films that dramatically depict the journalist as hero or villain, raise important First Amendment issues, and show how corporate pressures impact journalists, the media, and the public.

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish key elements of the complex relationship between public figures, including political leaders, and the press.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the barriers to a free press journalists face in the line of duty.
  • Exhibit understanding of how investigative reporting advances the public interest and safeguards the public’s open access to information.


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