Topics in Journalism: Foreign Affairs|
I want to explore how war reporting is done, how many different ways one can view war, and how that reporting can and does affect policy. Can embedded reporters be objective? Did 9-11 change journalism? Are we Americans first? Or journalists first? In addition we will talk about the military as a career, who joins, what the chain of command is, and how members of the military view courage and heroism. Does the country care? Does the military really want to go to war? Or they the last ones who would choose battle? Should there be a draft? There will be opportunities for creative writing. I want to see writing that tells stories, not "just the facts." - Martha Raddatz
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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
First four books are required.
Dexter Filkins, THE FOREVER WAR
Martha Raddatz, THE LONG ROAD HOME
Robert Timberg, THE NIGHTINGALE'S SONG
Joby Warrick, TRIPLE AGENT
Optional: Tom Wolfe, THE RIGHT STUFF
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WRCT 262 is fully enrolled, as of 1-9-12, but if you would like to be considered for any new openings, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a note with your name, class year, and major, and a statement discussing your interest in the course.
Prof. A. Greene is not teaching the course but is handling enrollment requests.
Prof. Raddatz will arrive on campus in the Spring 2012.
Classes will meet on 5 Saturdays in the Spring semester. Students will also visit ABC in Washington DC.
UPDATED INFORMATION, 1-9-12: Students in the course should reserve ALL Saturdays 10 AM - 3 PM until the final schedule is announced at the first class, January 28: Also note the date of the weekend trip below.
The schedule includes 3 classes on campus with Professor Raddatz, 3 classes held via Skype, and 2 writing workshop sessions to help develop work-in-progress. There is also a 2-day instructional trip to Washington, DC, currently scheduled for: departure Fri, March 30/return late Sunday, April 1.
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|Instructor(s): Raddatz,Martha J. Times: ......S 10:00AM-03:00PM; Location: TBA|
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