This seminar will critically examine coverage of the tumultuous 2020 election and look ahead to the pivotal 2022 midterms, while exploring how journalists try to hold the powerful to account across government, business and entertainment. The course will also examine Americans' media diets and the crises presently confronting news organizations. Students will conduct original reporting and analysis that address the challenges newsrooms face when reporting on Covid-19, race, gender, climate change and other topics, with an aim to better understand the journalist's role in a time of public distrust, disinformation and threats to democracy.
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.