ONLINE CLASS: Problems With Contemporary Journalism (2159)

Four Wednesdays: May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

$120 (10% off for members)

Join prize-winning former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey for a spirited, insider’s look at the problems of today’s major media. Students will read several articles about where the media find themselves today and will analyze the ways in which the issues of today are largely rooted in the issues of yesterday. 

Discussions will center around what happened and did not happen in newsrooms. But students will also delve into the complicated business issues that media confronted and continue to confront. The class will be especially useful to anyone hoping to work in today’s media, and anyone looking for a deeper understanding of an industry that is in great danger, and always at the center of great controversy. Four Wednesdays: May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Online Class. 

The class will have a different theme each week: 

· The Way It Was 

· Bias and Objectivity 

· The Arrival of the Internet 

· The Future

Outside Reading: Bob Levey will e-mail several readings to students before the first class, along with dates when specific articles will be discussed. No books will be assigned.

Bob Levey spent 36 years on the staff of The Washington Post. For 23 of those years, he wrote “Bob Levey’s Washington,” a daily column about local life. He continues to serve as a contract writer for the newspaper. Seven times, he was named one of the most popular columnists in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine. Levey has also had extensive careers as a talk show host and commentator on radio, television and the Internet. He has taught journalism at six major research universities. He is the author or co-author of four books.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.