First year undergraduates should submit to Anastasia Bakowski's office by 12 Noon on Friday (24/9/10) an essay answering the question: What is journalism for? The essay should be typed and of not more than 500 words and not less than 450 words in length. Suggested reading includes, My Trade by Andrew Marr (Pan Books ),  Journalism, A Very Short Introduction by  Ian Hargreaves (Oxford University Press) and Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press by Michael Schudson (Polity Press).

What is journalism for?