Location: Bldg. 300, Room 300
Time: MW 1.30-2.50
Shanto Iyengar (email@example.com)
Office Hours: Tue 11-1, 440 McClatchy Hall
Class website: comm1a.stanford.edu
This course examines the role of the news media in contemporary society, with particular attention to how variation in the ownership and regulation of news organizations influences democratic governance and informed citizenship. We further consider the potentially transforming effects of technology on the media-politics nexus.
The requirements include two exams (100 points each), a research paper based on an original content analysis of news programming (140 points), and participation in the Communication Department Subject Pool (5 points). The course grade will also reflect student participation and engagement in discussion sections (25 points). The research design and methodology underlying the paper will be spelled out in your discussion section. The deadline for submitting paper proposals (2-3 paragraphs in length) is Nov 2.