COM 321 Media Ethics

What are a reporter's moral obligations to his sources, readers and employer? This course looks at the values of those who work in the news business and the moral dilemmas they face in an increasingly complex and litigious society. The course includes lectures, case studies and guest speakers. Topics covered include privacy and an overview of libel law, and the impact of conglomeration on the news business in general. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104, and COM105