Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society. Restricted to Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only. Prerequisites: Restricted to Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) majors only.