Apr 19, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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JOUR 2050 - News and Information Literacy

Encourages critical analysis of media content with a focus on news and strategic communication. Examines historical, economic, social, and political contexts of media messages and forms, and introduces theoretical approaches for understanding media effects.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to access and critically analyze media messages.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of aesthetics, codes and conventions of news, and strategic communication forms and content.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and theories in the use of images and information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical debates relevant to the gathering, production, and reception of journalistic and strategic communication content in news and strategic communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, social, and political contexts of media production, distribution, and consumption.
  • Show an understanding of recent trends in the mass media and strategic communication fields, including media consolidation, technological innovation, and audience consumption.

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