understand and apply the attributes for what contributes to making the news “newsworthy.”
analyze the different sections of a newspaper and the functions of those different sections in terms of audience use and effectiveness.
understand the development of news, particularly in terms of the rise of web-based news.
understand the ideological perspectives shaping the news related to issues of bias or news selection.
understand how corporate ownership of the news influences bias and selection.
understand ways of assisting students in production of their own news.
understand issues associated with the focus on entertainment aspects of local television news.
understand elements of television news story selection related to quality and presentation.
understand and examine issues related to political coverage, war coverage, diversity, and commercialism associated with television news.