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Media History (302-0-21)


Key Ideas in Journalism History


Bradley Jay Hamm

Meeting Info

Fisk Hall 307: Tues, Thurs 10:30AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

A study of history can provide us with significant context and knowledge so we can understand and evaluate today's journalism — and how it may evolve in the future.

Journalism, through the acts of seeking the truth and sharing information with large audiences, is essential to the life of our communities. As a great writer said, we depend upon the media for a view of reality upon which the citizens can act.

This course will examine key ideas and people involved in the development and evolution of journalism, along with projections for the future.

Class Materials (Required)


Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory
Prerequisites apply, see description
No Freshmen
SDG Peace & Justice

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for Medill Sophomores & Juniors