Summer Courses 2012





Washington Politics and the Media

Term: 
Summer 2014
Session: 
Special Session
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
COMMUNICATIONS (COMM)
Course Number: 
COMM 309 900
Day(s): 
TBA
Instructor: 

FELZENBERG, ALVIN S.

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Note: 
Offered from May 27-Aug 15, COMM major only
Course Description: 

This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of the role the media plays influencing the course public policy in the nation's capital. It will provide students with opportunities to assess major issues, currently in the news, from multiple perspectives (those of Congress, the President, interest groups, the old and new media, lobbyists, political consultants and others). They will explore the emergence of multiple "narratives" the media uses to frame policy debates, how these are formed, and how they change over time. Readings and class discussions will be supplemented by appearances by guests who have had participated in important ongoing and past policy debates. Please note: This course is open to students enrolled in the Annenberg Washington Summer Internship Program only. 

Syllabus: 

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