Political Reporting & Writing

New School for Social Research: Creative Publishing

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Political Reporting & Writing
Spring 2023
Taught By: Natasha Lennard
Section: A

CRN: 10737

Credits: 3

This writing intensive course will explore a range of current and historic political writing, from political speeches and manifestos, to longform reporting and advocacy journalism, in order to develop an understanding of political writing as a varied set of genres. Some political texts (like Tom Paine's Common Sense, and The Communist Manifesto) have arguably changed the world. Some investigative pieces of journalism have had a similar impact (one thinks of how The Washington Post covered the Pentagon Papers, a previously secret history of the war in Vietnam).  We will take a critical look at media coverage of elections, the White House and the Beltway, but will also focus on issues and stories far beyond this, including race and racism, the far right and left, #Metoo and feminism, immigration, the environment, LGBTQ struggle, and more.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Creative Publishing (GPUB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:50pm EDT 5/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 312
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023