Fall 2010

Intermediate Journalism: Metro Section - LLSW 3025 A

Professor(s):  Robert Buchanan 
Day(s):  TR
Time(s):  2:00 pm - 3:40 pm 
CRN:  4044
Credits:  4
Prerequisite(s):  Prerequisite: a grade of B or higher in Introduction to Journalism, or permission of the Chair.

Course Description
In this course, students use a team approach to identify and cover New York City's most compelling political and cultural "stories.” Assignments are weekly and include photography and video; results are posted online on a student-built website. Through active, firsthand reporting, students gain a personal familiarity with the physical layout of the city and the character of its neighborhoods, and an understanding of the structure of its government and the workings of its myriad agencies. A second component of the course is a study of the journalistic portrayal of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, two iconic figures who helped shape the city’s contemporary urban landscape. Readings are drawn from a variety of neighborhood and citywide newspapers and magazines, the daily news websites of the moment, a new book about Moses and Jacobs, and selections from The Power Broker (the biography of Moses) and Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

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