JRN 447 (SA)

Politics and the Media: Writing about Washington and the Economy

Bob Davis

This seminar will focus on writing about the intersection between Washington and economics. Storytelling—the heart of journalism—will be stressed. Starting with the basics of covering economics, the course will branch out to include political subjects as diverse as income inequality, the new presidential administration, China, and immigration.

Students will identify local controversies that illuminate national issues. They will learn how to find and report precise, compelling stories about domestic and international political economics by using curiosity, lively writing, and successive edits. The goal is produce a long-form final project.

Enrollment is not open to freshmen.

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If you are unable to enroll in this course and wish to be placed on its waitlist, send a one-paragraph explanation of your interest in the course to journalism@princeton.edu.