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What is it like to work as a foreign correspondent? How do journalists across the globe operate, what challenges do they face, and how does their work shape our understanding of today’s world? This course, taught by a veteran reporter, will use some of the best works of contemporary journalism to explore the craft of international reporting and the changing nature of the global media industry. We’ll study the work of both Western and non-Western journalists, including print, radio, and television reporters, war correspondents, travel writers, photographers, videographers, and documentary filmmakers. We’ll delve into the risks posed by hostile governments, examine how the internet and social media have upended old business models, and discuss how the global media’s ongoing evolution impacts what we see and hear about the world around us. Along the way, we’ll gain a knack for the reporting process by taking a critical eye to others’ work and completing our own journalistic assignments. INSTRUCTOR: Jonathan W. Rosen is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting overseas for the last decade, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa. His work has been published by National Geographic, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Al Jazeera, and many other outlets in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. He has an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA from Tufts University.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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School of Arts & Sciences