Reporting on issues of policing, race and inequality in society today is critically important, but the challenges that reporters face in doing so are very real. How do journalists drop into neighborhoods they know little about, or write about topics of which they have no firsthand knowledge? What happens when their lived experiences add depth and texture to a story, but draw critiques of bias? In this seminar, students will examine how journalists cover difficult social issues playing out in the news through four emphases: sourcing, reporting, writing and presentation. The class will produce original journalism that adds to the discourse.
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.