JOURNAL 297P: The Politician and The Journalist

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This course explores the relationships among reporters, publishers, and politicians, and how each uses the media. Using historical biographies and other texts, the class will examine past strategies by politicians and media figures. Topics include campaign strategies, Washington politics, day-to-day effectiveness in office, making arguments through the media, and how those not elected use the media. Taught by Congressman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the class offers an opportunity for students to hear how elected officials work with the press. (3 credits)
This course is an elective of the journalism major. It is open to all students of any major. 

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The Politician and The Journalist