The Journalist as Citizen|
In this weekly writing seminar, we will explore how journalists exercise their roles as citizens, and, in turn, how journalism affects the functioning of our democracy. Using historic and contemporary examples, we will examine how, at its best, the media exposes inequity, investigates wrongdoing, gives voice to ordinary people, and encourages active citizenship.
Frequent writing assignments with extensive feedback.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Schudson, Michael. WHY DEMOCRACIES NEED AN UNLOVABLE PRESS
Roberts, Gene. THE RACE BEAT: THE PRESS, THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE, AND THE AWAKENING OF A NATION
Klibanoff, Hank and Graham, Katherine. PERSONAL HISTORY
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be frequent writing assignments in a variety of journalistic forms, including news, features, and opinion.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The class will meet on Thursdays at 7 pm. Office hours and individual conferences will be held before class, from 6-7pm. Students planning to take the course should keep this in mind when planning their schedules.
|Instructor(s): Eisner,Jane R. Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 4||FR: 4|