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.
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|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: |
UPDATED INFORMATION: Students interested in taking the course should submit a one-page statement to the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining their interest. These applications are due by Monday, January 17, 2011. Admitted students will be notified by Thursday morning, January 20, 2011. The first class meeting will be held as scheduled on January 20th.
There will be additional meeting times associated with this course.
|Instructor(s): Eisner,Jane R. Times: ....R.. 06:30PM-09:00PM; Location: ALLB304; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|