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JOUR 2228 Journalism as an Agent of Change (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the writings of American journalists whose work has had a significant national, regional or community impact. It traces the evolution of such journalism over the past 150 years, focusing on its role in advancing an array of causes, including civil rights, public safety, government integrity, the needs of the poor and disenfranchised. The arc of the course stretches from the scandal surrounding swill milk, to the current reporting on climate change, political corruption and government incursions into privacy. Each student undertakes his/her own reporting project that is intended to illuminate some aspect of public service journalism.


Instructor(s): Ted Gup

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Jan-14