Week Eight :: Aug. 12–19
Media and the News: Ethics in the Digital Age
The creative disruption of traditional media is bringing about a crisis in local journalism and changing the role of journalists in a changing America. In this age of information overload, who and what do we trust and how do we become smarter news consumers?
- How is data journalism bridging tradition and innovation to provide a deeper understanding of our world?
- Do emerging business models aimed at “saving” news organizations threaten journalistic independence?
- In the age of podcasting, where do we draw the line between information and entertainment? What are the challenges of a reporter becoming part of the story?