Watchdog News and Storytelling: Changing Forms of Accountability Journalism

POLSCI 374S

Focus on evolving styles of explanatory reporting and investigative journalism. Practice fundamental research and writing techniques that journalists use to reveal complex issues and hold powerful institutions and people accountable. Identify sources, develop interviewing skills, and tap public records. Analyze stories that can serve as engaging models for your assignments, such as fact-checks, solutions-focused articles, and first-person accounts that turn the reporting process into a narrative device. Learn about editorial rules and writing conventions, including their ethical underpinnings and the role of objective methods. Talk with guest journalists about their experiences.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • W
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 374S
  • PJMS 374S
  • PUBPOL 357S
Typically Offered
Fall Only