Compelling reporting on social issues has the power to
raise awareness and inspire positive action. This module
aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding
and practical skills to take on complex social issues.
It deals with reportage and media trends relating to
social problems, which can range from poverty, disease
and illiteracy to environmental exploitation, which are
substantive concerns in developed societies around this
region and in Singapore.
This module covers a wide range of news reporting
subjects, with an emphasis on depth and research rigor.
Among topics covered are political and organisational
influence, multicultural sensitivity, discipline of managing
different multiple sources, operations of government and
non-government groups, reporting barriers, journalism
ethics, types of social issues and more.
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