Journalism | Hot Topics in Journalism
C201 | 31290 | Chang Hee Choi

Do the media occupy a hot space in audiencesí everyday lives? Without the media, how do we
come to know the who, what, where, when, and why of newsworthy people and controversies
in politics, economics, and entertainment?

The colorful images and words of newspapers, television news and online journalism have
created a shared media culture with audiences across the world. Many people encounter the
media in airports, cafes, classrooms, living rooms, gyms and in their cars. In the United
States, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid or escape media. In this course, we will go
behind the curtains of online information, newspaper pages, and television screens to gain a
better understanding of how media shape the reality that we sometimes take for granted. This
includes media coverage of war, politics and sports, and issues such as media privacy and