This class will explore the relationships among politics, news media and government. It will do so by focusing on particular news events in which the role of the media became an integral part of the story. Some of the sessions may change based on guest speakers’ schedules; topics of discussion and readings may also change based on breaking news events.
Class meets at 1301 K Street, NW. The address is also known as One Franklin Square, and in addition to the 1301 address you will see some banners featuring “One Franklin Square." There are two entrances on the K Street side; please use the east entrance. It is marked “1301 East” and is the one closest to 13th Street. (Yes, the west entrance is the one actually labeled “The Washington Post,” but the west doors close at 5:30 pm, so you will only be able to enter through the east entrance.) The instructor will be waiting for you there and will let you into the newsroom. Please arrive by 6:25 pm. The closest Metro Station is Metro Center, though it is also walking distance from the UCDC building.
Students must bring a government-issued photo ID.