J 354F J 354F. Journalism and Press Freedom in Latin America. 3 Hours.
Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 20). Focus on journalism in Latin America with an emphasis on the struggle for democracy and press freedom in the region through country-by-country survey of historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and geographical aspects. Examination of the evolution of professional journalism in Latin America, including topics such as the legal framework for freedom of expression, ethical principles, concentration of media ownership and the emergence of digital media. Knowledge of Spanish language is recommended, but it is not a requirement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 354F, 367E, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 14), 322 (Topic 20).