JRN 447 (SA)

Politics and the Media: Covering the 2018 Elections

Kathleen McCleery

Back to "Fall 2018" courses

Midterm elections matter, and in 2018, they matter a lot. In this course, students will learn about broadcast journalism, assess media coverage of hotly contested Congressional races, and produce their own television news stories. Over fall break, students will do on-the-ground reporting, traveling to a state with a toss-up race. Options include Nevada, Arizona, and Florida, where issues such as immigration, gun control, health care, taxes, and the Russia investigation are key. The seminar will explore which issues dominate in the media and how those issues are highlighted in news reports.

Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores may apply to enroll in this course, which is limited to 12 students. Applicants must be available for a mandatory domestic fall-break reporting trip. Application remains open; admission decisions will be returned to applicants as soon as possible.

Please email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at mbresnen@princeton.edu with any questions.

View this course on the Registrar’s website.

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