For our last class meeting we addressed the topic of journalism and trauma. The As a Dart Center Educator in 2003 and 2004, I was introduced to the ideas I shared in class: that trauma victims, our audience, and journalists themselves are all affected by exposure to traumatic incidents and that we can take steps to prevent causing harm. I’ve since become convinced that it is a moral imperative to expose journalism students to these ideas. Please consult the Dart Center web site for the wealth of information offered there.
Tonight we also distributed the take home final, which is due to be uploaded to turnitin.com by the last day of finals.
Thank you for a great semester. Good luck to everyone.
Tonight we circled back to the very first question I asked you at the beginning of the semester: Who is a journalist? In fact, I’d like you to reflect on all we’ve discussed since that first day of class and write an essay on your blog in which you revisit this question. (Please print it out and bring it to class next time.)
As we considered this question we examined citizen journalism and looked at a specific project underway at the Deseret News. Here are the slides and videos we used:
If you were able to attend the David Bornstein lecture of Friday, you’ll need to bring your blog entry to class on Tuesday to get extra credit.
Group 10 led our discussion on faith and journalism. Here are the group’s slides:
Group 10 shared the following video clips:
Group 9 led our discussion on journalism as a public forum.
Group 7 started by serenading us with “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Sara, Sugene, Chandler, and Isabelle went all out to tell us about Watchdog journalism, including having special t-shirts made up.
Their slides can be found here:
And their handouts here:
Austin, Sydney, Porter, and Melanie (Group 8) led an excellent discussion on ethics. Their slides and the video clips they shared follow:
Carli, Max, and Natalie (group 5) covered the topic “Independence from faction.” Here are their slides:
Update March 24: I still don’t have any material to post from Group 6. Rebecca, Michelle, and Alan gave an excellent presentation on journalism and ideology. Here is their handout: