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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings will include: Jacob Riis, HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES; Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, THE REACE BEAT; Katharine Graham, PERSONAL HISTORY; Edward R Murrow documentaries shown in class; contemporary assignments.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will write every week in a variety of journalistic styles--news reporting, profiles, opinion writing. A longer final story will be assigned.
|Instructor(s): Eisner,Jane R. Greene,Anne F. Times: ...W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: DWNY208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 2||FR: 3|
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