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Int'l Faculty-Led Program Info Session: England: London - Media Literacy
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Int'l Faculty-Led Program Info Session: England: London - Media Literacy

London! From Big Ben and The Beatles to Parliament and the BBC, this historic city is not just a global leader in culture, politics, and entertainment, it is arguably the media capital of the world. As an international communications center, London is home to the country's national newspapers and major television networks and serves as a base for foreign correspondents from all over the globe. It's also the UK's political and economic capital and the hub of the nation's film and music industries. Think of New York, Washington and Hollywood rolled into a single metropolis of 10 million people and you’ve got London.
 
In recent years, many of the world's top stories have featured a London dateline: Brexit, terrorism, immigration, a catastrophic fire, the Summer Olympics, the election of the city's first Muslim mayor, and the British Royal Family. Where better to spend part of a summer studying Media Literacy with a veteran journalist as your professor?
 
In this fast-paced course, we will use London as our classroom as we focus on building critical skills for evaluating and contrasting mass media in the US and the UK. We will look at symptoms of the disconnect between media producers and consumers; seek to understand the challenges facing both older and new media organizations; and develop ways we can become more thoughtful, better-educated consumers of mass media. This two-week course will include field trips to news organizations, advertising, and PR agencies; a tour of Fleet Street, where British journalism was born; a chance to meet with local journalism students; guest speakers, small-group discussions and a rich mixture of readings, videos, and lectures.
 
With its soaring skyscrapers, lush parks and a reputation as one of the world’s best cities for college students, London is a place where you’ll not only increase your media literacy, you’ll also increase your awareness and appreciation of cultural differences and diversity of values, beliefs and ways of living. 

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When: Tuesday, February 6th, 12pm-1pm

Where: KMC 610-C