CCTP-614 International News Gathering for Mass Media
We will examine the quality and quantity of foreign news coverage from a variety of national and international sources, revealing the factors which influence what is covered, by whom, and in what depth. We will look at the market forces which make international newsgathering difficult and expensive, and its effect on political and economic decision-making in the United States and elsewhere. We will learn the challenges faced by those seeking to cover the world more comprehensively for mass media outlets, including economics, physical dangers in the field, “parachute journalism” and the use of “embedded” reporters and pooled video.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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