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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CJ 372 - Mass Media and the Police


This course is designed for the police executive interested in exploring the relationship between law enforcement and today’s mass media and/or those interested in improving their media interview sills. The focus ison police/media relations issues with specific emphasis on a practical “hands on” approach to dealing with the news media. This course also presents a systematic approach to the process of preparing a news media interview. Class discussion centers on the nature and function of the news media in modern society, contemporary issues affecting police/media relations, and crisis planning for dealing with the news media during high visibility events. Students recently assigned to media relations positions are strongly encouraged to enroll. (Y)

Credits: 3