Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

PUAD 411 - Media and Public Affairs

3 Credits

This course exposes students to the relevance of the media in matters related to public administration and public affairs. Dealing with the news media has long been a fact of life for public officials; but in recent years, the news media have undergone major transformations, calling into question some time-honored ways public officials have dealt with journalists. In the millennium, hundreds of media outlets compete for the reading, listening and viewing audiences as cable television channels proliferate, internet sources multiply, and talk radio explodes. At the same time, fewer media owners operate in this media landscape due to corporate mergers and acquisitions.