The Future of Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Future of Journalism

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 5729

Credits: 4

Within the context of political polarization, rising authoritarianism, plummeting trust, destroyed business models, fractured audiences, and corporate consolidation, this class will take on the massively complex problem of the future of journalism. Students will attempt to answer the question: what kind of system for collecting, verifying, synthesizing and distributing information will exist in the future.  Students will be encouraged to think imaginatively about alternate models for future journalism systems that serve the needs of a democratic free press, without being beholden to anything that has come before. Students will research the current context of the crisis in contemporary journalism, ground themselves in the history of ideas that led to the creation of a free press, and engage in creative exercises to help imagine the future.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 8:22pm 8/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020