COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Winter 2022, Section 002 - Voice to the voiceless: A journalism practice to creating buildings between us and them
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 261 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The class is designed to study social justice and equality problems in Michigan. Students will connect with the work that other students and professors do at U of M (i.e. Poverty Solutions, Juvenile Justice Clinic, Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic, Prison Creative Arts Project) and work on stories to target two objectives - learn from and cover the problems that the state deals with and have a better understanding and social awareness of the social problems around them

Required Texts:

Edin, Kathryn; Shaefer, Luke. $2.00 a day: Living on almost nothing in America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2015). ISBN: 978-0-544-81195-9

Healey, Jo. Trauma Reporting: A journalist’s guide to covering sensitive stories. Routledge (2019). ISBN: 978-1-1384-8210-4

McBride, Kelly B; Rosentiel, Thomas B. The new ethics of journalism. CQ Press (2013). ISBN: 978-1-60426-561-3

Youngblood, Steven. Peace journalism, principles, and practices: Responsibly Reporting Conflicts, Reconciliation, and Solution. Routledge (2016). ISBN: 9781138124691


COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: No credits awarded to students who completed COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance Fall 2021, Section 001 - Post Trump era: A peace and solutions journalism approach to heal.
002 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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