Interdisciplinary Studies

Political Journalism

Journalism 315

This course helps students improve as political reporters and commentators by writing stories on public figures and elections as well as op-eds on public-policy topics. Frequent writing assignments will receive thorough critiques from the instructor and classmates. Students will read outstanding works in political journalism from past and present, coming to know both the qualities of excellent journalism and the people who have produced it. A secondary goal of the course will be to familiarize students with recent political history.