ENGL 25
Journalism Today Winter 2022

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This course will give students an in-depth view of the inner workings of journalism today, featuring the perspectives of several Williams alumni who work in print, broadcast, and new media. Our guests — who will visit in person and online — will discuss how to report and write the news, as well as their own experience in the profession. In addition to reading and watching the work of our guests, there will be required texts about issues in journalism and students will complete several small reporting and writing exercises in addition to one feature-length news story on a topic chosen at the beginning of the course. In previous years, guests have included journalists from CNN, the New York Times, ABC News, Bloomberg News, BuzzFeed News, ProPublica, the Wall Street Journal and APM Marketplace.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 10
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: priority will be given to seniors and juniors, preference for students with a demonstrated interest in journalism (as expressed in a statement of interest, if needed)
Unit Notes: Christopher Marcisz is a freelance writer and editor based in Williamstown. He was a reporter (and later editor) at the Berkshire Eagle. Previously he worked in Washington covering national energy policy, wrote about sports in Moscow, and worked on the international desk at Newsweek. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Materials/Lab Fee: $300
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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