JRN 441 (LA)

The McGraw Seminar in Writing: War Reporting Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Jane Ferguson

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Storytelling shapes the public narratives around wars, and journalists face challenges in witnessing and communicating complex global conflicts. Focusing on empathy and rigorously independent thought, this course will examine tried and tested lessons of celebrated 20th-century war reporting as well as newer techniques and perspectives that ready reporters for the intricate landscape of contemporary conflicts. Students will learn foundational journalistic skills and approaches used to produce sensitive, compelling reporting in the face of online warfare and misinformation campaigns.

If the course fills, you may email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at mbresnen@princeton.edu to be put on a waitlist. Please include a paragraph explaining your interest in the course.

View this course on the Registrar’s website.

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