FREN 6674

Journalism, Media & French Soc

French Journalism, Media and French Society

This course aims to identify the characteristics and evolutions of French journalism, and to consider how it deals with French societal issues. Our goal will be to try to answer the following questions: in what ways is French journalism different from Anglo-American journalism? What does it mean to be a journalist in France today? To be powerful? To be liberal? Is French-language journalism affected by the so-called “end” or “decline” of journalism?

To make the subject more connected to French and francophone social realities, this course will be based on newspaper articles, websites, books, and what we could call New Journalism, among other materials.
We will discuss the challenge of covering politics, public trust in media, storytelling, fake news, fact checking, post-truth, and more.

Required text:
- Florence AUBENAS, En France, Points 2015, ISBN-13: 978-2757855744
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections in Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session II

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6674A-L16 Lecture (Renard)