Critical Issues in Journalism
Robert Jensen

“Critical Issues in Journalism” is the introductory course in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. My lectures during spring semester 2011 were videotaped and are online at:

Lecture 1: Everyone’s teaching has a politics, 23:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOwhPh3fzek&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLD8036D04678A9771

Lecture 2: Everyone is political, 28:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IHRa8CPHQM&feature=relmfu

Lecture 3: Morality and our place in the world, 12:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDQIT-EteBA

Lecture 4: Confronting the pain of world, challenging our affluence, 9:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6PX-nlCASc 

Lecture 5: How to think about democracy, journalism, and the world, 22:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4AA-kc0dqI 

Lecture 6: Democracy: popular v. managerial I, 26:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-upVGsv0I

Lecture 7: Democracy: popular v. managerial II, 18:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSmw4KjlEFg

Lecture 8: Rhetorical constructions: greatest nation, national interest, 28:14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RvblbDuyEI

Lecture 9: Rhetorical constructions: anti-American, 12:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNV59ygU4AE

Lecture 10: Politics and economics, 13:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu15tFYTKNM

Lecture 11: Capitalism and inequality, 24:18
(Lecture 11a, 14:41; Lecture 11b, 9:47)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktTj_5rRSG0

Lecture 12: Economic realities: Imperialism and fossil fuels, 14:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNdgukUOdcA

Lecture 13: Capitalism: Defining and assessing, 16:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAfAcx9Y-P8  

Lecture 14: Identities: Personal and political, 12:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsOx6hQIAXo

Lecture 15: Democracy: Defining and assessing, 19:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-THUHpqnRm0

Lecture 16: American exceptionalism, 17:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXN7CYAvuBw

Lecture 17: Avoiding false alternatives in politics, 20:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q9jEUaLDvY  

Lecture 18: Review of Dahl, On Democracy, 18:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzpbffAp6s

Lecture 19: Political anger and democratic conversation, 13:02
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pyKkVEgKT8

Lecture 20: The state of journalism, 11:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9DGOlhY4Vo

Lecture 21: What are journalists for? 26:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3So5F6vJqJI

Lecture 22: Justice and sustainability, 7:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAqfSKn-tko

Lecture 23: What should we expect from journalists? What forces shape journalism? 10:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glx27VWsKO8

Lecture 24: Institutional structures, 17:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ate4z5fZSWo

Lecture 25: Neutrality in language I, 14:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAcd26co-KY

Lecture 26: Neutrality in language II, 14:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLEPWxXBYek

Lecture 27: Overcoming neutrality, 12:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCXLNsdnoK8

Lecture 28: Journalists and ideology, 13:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmgvwINVog

Lecture 29: Ideology: sociological, 11:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqIDnO93cao

Lecture 30: Ideology: critical, 14:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VenOjTp35iI

Lecture 31: American fundamentalisms: introduction, 10:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIld6fEdN3k

Lecture 32: American fundamentalisms: economic, 17:25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3bbQYWvTkE

Lecture 33: American fundamentalisms: technological I, 10:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XATn3ZEz-3w

Lecture 34: American fundamentalisms: technological II, 25:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsaBbd5Cs6w

Lecture 35: The silly problems of mainstream news, 9:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJb-IwJV64

Lecture 36: The serious limits of mainstream politics, 9:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrbtEHKTdw

Lecture 37: Epistemology, 36:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc75YUOOsyo

Lecture 38: Facts, 21:56
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87t8rSrAulY

Lecture 39: Ignorance, 11:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNH6HV70Fc

Lecture 40: The facts rock, 12:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db0FqAI_lz4

Lecture 41: Objectivity: definitions, 14:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni6cwaUnJY8

Lecture 42: Journalistic objectivity: official sources, 41:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgoqMJ01dh4  

Lecture 43: Adversarial press? 19:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp8ByIBy3Qo

Lecture 44: Who wants to be a journalist? an intellectual? 14:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQizoxXQ2M0

Lecture 45: What is an intellectual? 13:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1raRWSjoMhU

Lecture 46: Critical intellectual journalists, 11:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9TNSHf5zXQ

Lecture 47: The journalism of P. Sainath, 10:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Intp4IUphPo

Lecture 48: The journalism of John Pilger I, 14:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUwunGpt5Ak

Lecture 49: The journalism of John Pilger II, 14:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgIPhEFehE

Lecture 50: The journalism of John Pilger III, 18:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlFpfdKp1kA

Lecture 51: Journalistic independence, 14:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDjs_3m5_sg

Lecture 52: Prophetic journalism, 14:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEa5smOtKbw

Lecture 53: Pilger’s prophetic journalism, 13:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDP7tw1em3k

Lecture 54: Journalism and social change, 15:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvk9RWW_NNE

Lecture 55: The future of journalism, 9:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfrO2EFGxH4

Lecture 56: Which side are you on? 14:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC-GgWXvAqc

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

“A Tribe of His Own: The Journalism of P. Sainath”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCKA2NRzGDw

“Nero’s Guests: The Age of Inequality”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1XaVvG9rgU

“War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8383084962209910782#

“Toxic Sludge Is Good For You: The Public Relations Industry Unspun”
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3579911499802972602#

“The War You Don’t See”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ah20IAyYxg