JOUR-J 460, 33200. Conflict, Terrorism and Humanitarian Intervention. (3 credits)
Meets MW, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, EP 214. Pre-req is junior or senior standing.
Instructor is Professor Steve Raymer an award winning journalist who has covered conflicts on four continents.
J460 is a course about how wars, acts of terrorism, and humanitarian interventions are reported by the global news media.
Explores the following topics:
*History of War Correspondents since the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854
*Theory of war as an instrument of foreign policy
*How military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are covered in this 24/7 world
*Terrorism as a specialized form of reporting
*Humanitarian interventions and the moral demands these make on journalists
*Laws of wars, including the Geneva Conventions, and the demands these place on journalists
*Ethical responsibilities of journalists in reporting conflict