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MPJO-854-01 Political Reporting
Fall for 2010-2011
Steve Chaggaris & Brooke Brower
Students will learn the techniques of reporting on political candidates, events and issues. Through hands-on writing and reporting assignments as well as the analysis of the day's print, broadcast and digital political journalism, students will learn how to craft informative, contextual and balanced stories on politics.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
*Understand the techniques of reporting on political candidates, events and issues
*Find and develop sources in politics and in Congress
*Craft informative, contextual and balanced political stories
*Fact-check politicians' statements and campaign ads
*Read and understand federal campaign finance reports
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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