In recent years journalism has come under attack and been viewed by some as "fake news." This seminar will provide students with the tools that journalists use to combat disinformation, with a focus on successfully navigating the public records-gathering process. Students will learn about reporters' methodologies and the powerful role public records play in providing depth for investigative projects, and they will master how to access government agencies, acquire public records quickly, collect and analyze data, and generate story ideas from their discoveries.
If the course fills, you may email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waitlist. Please include a paragraph explaining your interest in the course.