Fake News, Free Speech & Democracy In South Asia

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Fake News/Free Speech/S.Asia
Spring 2023
Taught By: Anjali Khosla
Section: AX

CRN: 13558

Credits: 4

This reading-intensive course examines historical and contemporary journalistic practices and issues in South Asia. Although this course primarily focuses on journalism in India, our studies in this course may also include the lands that fall within the modern-day borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives. Through a variety of texts, guest Q&As, presentations, screenings, and student presentations, we will consider topics of concern to press and public in the region, including free speech, censorship, misinformation, internet access, funding models, social media, colonial legacies, casteism, and identity-based discrimination and violence. We will study Western reporting practices in the region, as well as community reporting initiatives and diasporic South Asian publications and journalists. Students are highly encouraged to complete at least one course in the Journalism + Design program before enrolling in this course, but there is no prerequisite requirement to join. This course satisfies the Liberal Arts Elective for the J+D Major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 5:44am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 259
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023