J130-Specialty Reporting

J130-Specialty Reporting

This course provides background and techniques for students interested in developing their journalistic skills at covering a single beat. The course will explore the concepts and methods used by beat journalists to write stories that go deeper than general reporting–including source development, understanding key issues, debates and institutions, and parsing official documents. The course will launch with The Good the Bad and the Ugly of American Business. (In subsequent years, at the discretion of the J-School Dean, Specialty Reporting may shift its focus to other news beats.)