Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spring 2014 journalism course of interest to juniors and seniors, with an interest in war journalism

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