This class discusses the freedom of expression in virtual spaces, how information flows and how individuals come to understandings in democratic society in general. The focus will be on the freedom of the press in the age of Trump, bots, and fake news.
A part of the syllabus is based on Jared Schroeder’s book The Press Clause and Digital Technology's
Fourth Wave: Media Law and the Symbiotic Web (Routledge Studies in Media Law and Policy), in which he examines how we should understand protections for publishers in an era when everyone has the ability to publish and artificially intelligent communicators are increasingly influencing discourse.
In the classroom, Schroeder seeks to challenge students to critically consider the meaning of freedom of expression as well as the impact the questions that surround such rights will have in their careers and their lives.
The course is part of admission "HS Kommunikatorforschung/Journalismusforschung SS18".
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The enrolment is possible from 05.03.2018, 08:00 to 15.04.2018, 23:59.
This setting is active from 01.03.2018 00:00 to 30.09.2018 23:59 At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
Subject is and Degree is Master
Subject is North and Latin American Studies and Degree is Master
Degree is Master and Subject is Staatswissenschaft
Degree is Master and Subject is Medien und Kommunikation
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats in these courses will be assigned at 13.03.2018, 12:00. Additional seats may be added to a wait list.
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Higher semesters will be preferred.
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