Public Radio Culture

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Public Radio Culture
Fall 2023
Taught By: Sarah Montague
Section: A

CRN: 7437

Credits: 4

[Track M] This course examines the history, influence, and unique broadcast culture of public radio, from its grass routes beginnings in the 1940s, to the creation of the hugely influential news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered to the environment that has shaped and impelled to celebrity such figures as Garrison Keillor, Terry Gross, and Ira Glass. The broad spectrum of program and genres in the system will be examined, as will its place in the larger broadcasting culture, and its internal challenges and dilemmas. At once a voice for independent news and cultural coverage, with increasing weight in the national landscape, it has been plagued by internal dissension and an increasing reliance on corporate sponsorship and commercial models that may comprise the very values that set it apart. Attentive listening, critical readings in media history, and essays--audio or written, are among the assignments and obligations of participating students. [Track M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:20am EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 8:00am - 9:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 464
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00am - 9:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 12/13/2023 - 12/13/2023