COM 3621 Media Ethics

"What are a reporter's moral obligations to his sources, readers and employer? This course looks at the values of those who work in the news business and the moral dilemmas they face in an increasingly complex and litigious society. The course includes lectures, case studies and guest speakers. Topics covered include privacy and an overview of libel law, and the impact of conglomeration on the news business in general. PREREQUISITES: ENG1202 or ENG1602 and COM2200