2021 – Spring
Investigating Journalism: Ethics and Practice
Course Number: JOUR-UA 50, section 1
Day & Time: Tue | 4:55 PM – 7:25 PM
Instructor: Mitchell Stephens
Prerequisites: Expository Writing Requirement or the equivalent.
This lecture course will introduce you to issues in journalistic writing and reporting, such as the choices journalists face in method, style, and form; the political impact of the news media; questions of sensationalism, bias, and diversity, and the current digital upheaval. To better understand what journalism has been and might be, students are also introduced to a selection of outstanding journalism. Your work will be reading the assigned books and articles, coming to class ready to comment on and question them, preparing for some tests, and producing a range of writing assignments during the semester. (Unlike most of the courses in the Carter Institute and the Journalism major, this is not primarily a reporting and writing course, though reporting and writing will often be discussed.)
Notes: Required for the journalism major. Counts as an elective for both journalism minors.