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POSC 100: Governing with the News

“You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war,” said newspaper owner and editor William Randolph Hearst in 1895 at the cusp of the Spanish-American war. The quotation marks a symbiotic, potentially “tail-wags-dog” relationship mass media have had with government; the mantra “fake news,” firing, harassing, and murdering of journalists marks the antagonistic relationship between these two institutions. This course studies news media as an institution. Coursework includes experiences with data capture, analysis, and visual presentation. 
6 credits; AI, WR1, QRE, IDS; Offered Fall 2019; B. Allen