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    Macalester College
  Nov 22, 2017
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCST 126 - Local News Media Institutions

An analysis of the major forces that determine media production and distribution. Topics include the political economy of media, ownership and government regulation, systems of power within media organizations, and the influence of advertisers on news and programming practices as well as on media access and diversity. Students will examine contemporary commercial media practices and structures in light of comparative, historical, and potential alternatives. Every year. (4 Credits)