J298 Bang Bang Abroad: Following It, Reporting It, Writing It.

It’s a dirty little secret that few things are more fascinating, more absorbing, more sheer fun than covering a war. Conflict, as a statesman overthrown in a coup once said, strips bare the social body, the better to see what lies beneath the skin. In this seminar, we’ll delve into the intricacies of covering political conflict: wars, coups, revolutions. We will study some of the classics of foreign and conflict reporting, discuss the fundamentals of international affairs and workshop some student articles, including masters’ projects. By the by we will track and analyze the peculiarities of US foreign policy as it evolves during the Trump era — and the exceptional demands it places on the correspondent in the field.



Time:  M 2:00 - 5:00

Location:  209 North Gate (Greenhouse)

Class Number:  16847

Section:  3

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

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