2020 - Spring

The Beat: Election 2020 (Print/Online track)

Course Number: JOUR-UA 201, section 3

Day & Time: Wed | 2:00 PM – 5:40 PM

Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 655

Instructor: Pamela Newkirk

Prerequisites: Journalistic Inquiry JOUR-UA 101

Students will devote the semester to reporting on issues pertaining to the 2020 presidential race, focusing on such topics as gender and racial equality, climate change, immigration and health care. In this course, you’ll localize national issues, and learn how to develop sources and story ideas from the candidates’ campaign offices, polling data, and communities of interest. Assignments will include breaking news, campaign events, profiles, and news features which will ideally be pitched to local and national publications.

Notes: Required for students pursuing the print/online track in the journalism major. Also required for the minor in print and online journalism. Counts as an elective for the minor in broadcast and multimedia journalism.