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Media Ethics in a Changing Technological Landscape

JOUR 575/580

Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements after confirming dates and times with instructor.

Students will:

  • Learn about ways in which traditional and new media are serving the needs of one of America's oldest cities -- as well as some of the ways in which they've failed to
  • Visits to LaunchPad, other sites from the "Silicon Bayou," classrooms and courtrooms to better understand the role the city plays in the innovation of addressing social issues
  • Meet and hear from media professionals, including print, online & broadcast journalists, communications specialists, tech startups, PIOs and PR executives
  • Tour the $12 billion federal flood protection system
  • Experience the food and fun in historic New Orleans


Students will explore the ins and outs of New Orleans in a time of media transition. They will also have the opportunity to experience the music and cuisine that are among the city's greatest contributions to our national cultural identity.

Who should go?

This course is for journalism students. Marketing, African American studies, public policy leadership, sociology, Southern studies, business and accounting students may find the course interesting.


Students will spend January 5-9, 2015 on campus, then spend a week in New Orleans.


Students will make their own arrangements to and from New Orleans. Group ground transportation will be provided while on site.


Program cost is $795 plus tuition. Included in the cost are housing, group ground transportation, group dinners, and site/tour fees. Study USA application fee, tuition, meals other than group dinners, airfare, and personal spending money are excluded from the course fee.


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