Kresge CollegeKRSG 60H Media Coverage of Major Events

Examines how media coverage of major news events in the past half century varied from outlet to outlet as well as with time and perspective, and how that varied coverage affected events. Analyzes coverage that was particularly insightful, bizarre, visionary, exemplary, biased, or simply inadequate. Events examined range from the very broad to the very specific and include: the civil rights struggle, the Manson murders, the Union Carbide disaster, and the mass suicide in Jonestown.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to college members.

Credits

3

Quarter offered

Spring

Instructor

Patricia Farrell