Woodrow Wilson School 309

Media and Public Policy

Professor Paul Starr

Fall 2011. Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 p.m..

Preliminary Syllabus

Where to find the readings:

September 21. Journalism: crisis and opportunity

September 28. The constitutional foundations and limits of press freedom

October 5. Democracy, diversity, and power in the age of the mass media

October 12. Communications regulation: movies, radio, and television

October 19. Intellectual property and cultural freedom

October 26 [class begins at 2:30]. Economics, technology, and the reshaping of the media

Fall break

November 9. New Media, New Choices

November 16. The limits of media freedom: libel and privacy

November 23 (half session). Press privilege, press responsibility

November 30. Media freedom and globalization

December 7. The future of journalism, local news, and the role of government

December 14.


Last modified, July 16, 2011.