The University of Michigan is currently offering a free online course on Free Speech in Journalism Teach-Out. This Teach-Out is for anyone interested in understanding the role and responsibility of journalists in a democratic society.
This course will focus on current global journalism trends and will provide insight into a broad range of implications. The course will start on March 12, 2018.
Course At Glance
Effort: 2-4 Hours
Institution: University of Michigan and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on March 12, 2018
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
About This Course
A free press is essential for a healthy, vibrant, democratic society. Yet public trust in journalism has hit historic lows in recent years and journalists have recently been openly maligned for their work. This Teach-Out prompts participants to think critically about the roles and responsibilities of journalists in a free society. Why is the concept of a free press written into the First Amendment? How are the rights of journalists threatened? Is this a unique moment in history? How have new modes of reporting, such as social media and citizen journalism, made the press more vulnerable? And, finally, what are the broader societal implications of a restricted and diminished press?
This Teach-Out is part of the University of Michigan 2018 Speech and Inclusion Series that aims to recognize differing views on speech and inclusion, to explore how those views play out in politics, culture, higher education, sports, and journalism, and to engage in productive conversations to promote a positive campus environment and help the community more deeply understand these complicated issues.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
This course will focus on current global journalism trends and will provide insight into a broad range of implications.
This Teach-Out is for anyone interested in understanding the role and responsibility of journalists in a democratic society. No prior knowledge of the topic is required and engagement with the discussion forums is encouraged.
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How To Join This Course
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