In partnership with the Columbia School of Journalism, these dynamic undergraduate level courses focus on both the theory behind and the practice of quality journalism. Course work will include coverage of best reporting practices, including ethics, sourcing, and interview technique, as well as discussion of story structure and audience engagement, differentiated by medium.
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Schedule and instructor information is posted for 2020. Please check back at a later time for updated 2021 course offerings.
Summer 2020 Session Information
- Session 1 (D) courses are May 26 - July 2
- Session 2 (Q) courses are July 6 - August 14
JOUR S3019D 3 points.
War Reporting: The Coverage of Armed Conflict explores the origins and roles of modern war reporting, examines the challenges journalists face, and discusses journalism's place in the public discourse of armed conflict and political violence, most notably terrorism. Taught by U.S. Marine corps veteran and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author, C.J. Chivers, class discussions will be lively and require student engagement. There will be guest lectures and seminars with leading journalists with experience in recent wars, as well discussions with security and legal professionals who assist and guide news organizations in their coverage of war. The examination of risks to journalists on conflict beats will include detailed case studies of real kidnappings and battlefield deaths, and study examples of risk mitigation and best practices in the field. The course is intended for students with a deep interest in war, terrorism and journalism, including both news consumers and aspiring practitioners. It aims to promote skepticism of official narratives and critical thinking about journalism itself.
|Christopher J Chivers