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The Mass Media Landscape, 2017

J.W. August

The nightly TV newscast and the morning daily newspaper have managed to survive from twentieth-century journalism. But for how long? And what else is going to disappear or appear on the media landscape? In this age of rapid dissemination of information, what worked well enough in prior decades now falls short. We are in a time of upheaval that rivals the impact of the Gutenberg press. What does this mean for the First Amendment, for citizens, and for journalists? This lecture will explore the future of the Fourth Estate in America and what the next big surprise might be.

Instructor: J.W. August is a broadcast and digital journalist, best known for his investigative reporting. His 36-year journalism career has included wire services, community newspapers, an assignment editor, producer, and managing editor in broadcasting. He received the National Press Club award for consumer reporting and the Investigative Reporters & Editors certificate for outstanding investigative reporting. He has won 34 Emmy Awards for investigative reporting, writing, and journalistic enterprise.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey

Course Number: OSHR-70142   Credit: 0 units

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08/15/2017 In-class 125120 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla