Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

DMJN312/HR312
Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 2
  • Lab: 1

Students explore the burgeoning world of advocacy journalism and related media forms that explicitly challenge dominant institutions and values. They learn about the history and structure of the alternative media. They discuss its role in building community and promoting social change and debate both its value and viability in the contemporary media environment. Students evaluate and/or produce stories that challenge journalism's professional and ethical conventions around objectivity, balance, transparency and relationship to sources. (Cross-listed as HR312.)




Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
Registration status: Year 3 or Year 4.
Exclusions
JN212, HR212, HR312, JN312.