This course will encourage students to address the issues facing modern journalists and news organizations working in the international arena, both in practical and critical terms. The course will examine the ways in which globalization has influenced processes of news gathering and dissemination, the practical and ethical challenges which journalists encounter in an international context, and the relationship between journalistic practices and emerging media technologies. Students will also make comparative studies of individual news stories, examining the ways in which the same news events are reported in different ways by different news organizations according to their dominant ideological positions.