MPJO-859 Political Reporting: Road to the White House
Fall for 2011-2012
Brooke Brower & David Chalian
Students will learn the techniques of reporting on political candidates, campaigns, events and issues with a focus on the Republican presidential nomination contest. 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, you will be able to:
1. Understand the techniques of reporting on political candidates, events and issues
2. Find and develop sources in politics
3. Craft informative, contextual and balanced political reports
4. Fact-check politicians' statements and campaign ads
5. Read and understand federal campaign finance reports
6. Develop a working knowledge of the mechanics of the nomination process and the metrics by which the candidates and their campaigns are evaluated
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Fall '11: Brower B, Chalian D (file download)
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