JRN 400

The Media in America

Professor/Instructor

Michael Calderone, Joe Stephens

This seminar will discuss such topics as secrecy, national security and a free press; reputation, privacy and the public's right to know; muckraking and the "establishment" press; spin and manipulation; the rise of blogging; and the economic impact of technological change on the news business. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 440

The Literature of Fact

Professor/Instructor

This course offers a chance to think about and practice different kinds of writing. Students will strive to identify and emulate the best--the smartest, the most vivid, the most humane--in a variety of journalistic genres. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 441

The McGraw Seminar in Writing

Professor/Instructor

William Englund, Deborah S. Sontag

Each year a different kind of writing is featured, depending on the specialty of the McGraw Professor of Writing. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 445

Investigative Journalism

Professor/Instructor

Joe Stephens

This course looks at investigative reporting both as a practice, with its own methods of research, and as a force in society. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 447

Politics and the Media

Professor/Instructor

Kathleen Dee McCleery

This seminar is an examination of political journalism and the role of the press in society. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 448

The Media and Social Issues

Professor/Instructor

This course is an examination of the ways in which the media both cover and influence social issues. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 449

International News

Professor/Instructor

Deborah Amos

This seminar explores the particular challenges of writing about other cultures, as well as the powers and limits of international reporting in shaping American public opinion. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 450

Audio Journalism

Professor/Instructor

In this course students will learn to combine precise writing, compelling interviews, sound, scene, and narrative to produce thoughtful, compelling, broadcast-quality news and features. Readings, listening sessions and guest speakers will explore style, ethical issues, and innovative models of audio storytelling in the digital landscape. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.

JRN 452

Digital Journalism

Professor/Instructor

Readers increasingly follow the news on television and the internet. This seminar explores the potential as well as the limitations and dangers of on-screen journalism. Specific content and approach vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the professor. One three-hour seminar.