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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

MDST 3104 - News and the Construction of Reality

The course examines the relationship between news and reality, utilizing theories of social construction. With this as our framework, we will then use various critical perspectives to examine the way news ‘reality’ is constructed, from the discursive and semiotic frameworks used to present current events as ‘stories’ to how journalists make decisions about what is news, to the political economic factors that structure news form and content.

Credits: 3