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WRPR0206A-S21

Narratives in News Media

Narratives in News Media
In this course we will consider questions such as: What linguistic strategies do the news media use to craft compelling stories? What are the dominant narratives at play about national and global social issues, and how are some journalists working to counter those narratives? We will employ Critical Discourse Analysis as a central framework, reading theoretical and empirical work by linguists such as Teun van Dijk, as well as from sociologists and political scientists. We will engage with “On the Media” and other podcasts, TED talks, documentaries such as Outfoxed (2004), and online magazines. Students will write for a variety of audiences. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
21575
Subject Code:
WRPR
Course Number:
0206
Section Identifier:
A

Course

WRPR 0206

All Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021