How do U.S. newspapers and magazines frame world politics? How adequate is their coverage of ongoing crises and breaking stories around the world?
The course will involve reading some classic texts of political journalism and some political novels (such as Orwell's HOMAGE TO 1984 and Vargas Llosa's THE FEAST OF THE GOAT). We will also read current articles on contemporary politics from a variety of sources. Students will be assigned to write alternative sources, both reporting and opinion, on current events of their choice. The topics covered will include military conflicts, elections and political crises, and economic stories. We will of course assess the impact of the Web (blogs, YouTube, etc.) on news coverage.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers, class participation
|Instructor(s): Rutland,Peter Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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