Media and Power in Washington


Examines relationship between the press and government in defining the national agenda. How does news media in Washington work? How do various centers of power - in Congress, the federal bureaucracy, lobbyists, think tanks - jostle for advantage and a voice? Follow contemporary news events, read into history of relations between government and press, and meet journalists engaged in deciphering the stream of message, policy and politics. Taught in Duke in DC program.

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Curriculum Codes
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 238SA
Typically Offered
Spring Only