The rise of authoritarianism around the world makes the subject of this seminar both relevant and urgent: how to gather reliable information in countries that restrict freedom of the press or where reporting can put a journalist's life in danger. The course will explore how governments exert control over media and how journalists avoid being waylaid by disinformation and propaganda. Students will learn foundational reporting skills for international journalists as well as more sophisticated techniques for prying into closed societies -- skills made necessary as technology upgrades the tools of repression.
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.