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 2024
Taught By: Anjali Khosla
Section: AX

CRN: 13558

Credits: 4

This reading-intensive course examines historical and contemporary journalism practices and issues in South Asia (the lands within the modern-day borders of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives, and India). Through a variety of texts, guest Q&As, lectures, screenings, and student presentations, students study media topics including free speech, misinformation, surveillance, internet access, social platforms, funding models, colonial legacies, and identity-based discrimination and violence. Students are introduced to a range of historical events that have shaped the region and its media, such as the Emergency of the 1970s and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. The class studies local cultures and religions, as well as the laws that affect South Asian journalists today, and also considers Western reporting practices in the region and the work of diasporic South Asian journalists. Because students are expected to conduct their own reporting and write their own article in this class, they are highly encouraged to complete at least one course in the Journalism + Design program before enrolling. This course satisfies the Liberal Arts Elective for the Journalism + Design Major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 11:16am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 458
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024