Race & Ethnicity in Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Race & Ethnicity in Journalism

Spring 2021

Taught By: Kia Gregory

Section: A

CRN: 8842

Credits: 4

In this course, we will explore the ways that news media deal with topics of race and ethnicity by examining the origins and routines of reporting, and the frames reporters and editors chose when telling news stories. We will examine news stories, their narratives and impacts as it relates to race and ethnicity, and how such frames can shape audience understanding of communities, policy and society. We will further explore the impact of racial diversity and inclusion in media, both inside newsrooms and in news coverage. Other topics include how word usage and style evolve, shape media narratives, and impact communities and audiences. The class, as reporters, will explore their assumptions, as well as solution sets. As a culmination, students will each produce one news story on a community that is underreported, while working collaboratively on design elements for publishing the stories developed and produced in the class. News, Narrative, Design 2 and Ethics & History of Journalism are required prerequisites, you may get permission from the instructor. Note: The course replaces LPOL 3110 Race & Ethnicity in Journalism in the course catalog. If you have taken LPOL 3110 Race & Ethnicity in Journalism, you cannot register for the course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 8:00am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021