As web-based platforms increasingly dominate mass media, what specific forms should the "new" environmental journalism take? With the help of guests and timely readings, we will confront thorny questions about environmental advocacy, citizen media, issue framing, risk balancing and the scientific process.
This course introduces students to the basic structures and practices of media and their relationship to everyday social life focusing on the Pacific Rim.
At NYU Sydney, students will be able to pursue a range of studies, including explorations of Aboriginal art and culture of the longest continuous civilization on the planet; environmental issues affecting the city and neighbouring regions; Australian history and society; as well as pitch news stories to local publications, write microfictions on fieldtrips around the city, and much more.
Priority: September 15
Regular: October 15
Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.