Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|2/1/2021||5/11/2021||TR||11:10am - 12:30pm||HS 104|
In Spring 2021, English 721 will focus on Invesigative Reporting
How do investigative reporters dig for information and verify facts? What impact does independent, deeply reported news have in its communities? What is the watchdog role of the press in today’s social media world? This hands-on, participatory workshop will explore these and other questions, considering a wide range of classic and contemporary investigative reporting, from Watergate to Spotlight and the ongoing investigations of today. Students will study the work of organizations such as ProPublica to learn the basics of the craft. And they will work alone and together to brainstorm investigative topics and report and write stories of their own. As this is an upper-level course in the English/Journalism major, students should have a strong foundation in basic reporting and come to class eager to ask questions, interview sources, and double-check facts.