The Art of Journalism, The Journalism of Art: Mapping the Borderlands

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Art of Journalism

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 5731

Credits: 4

In this course, students examine the complex relationship between art and journalism.  Through in-class exercises, students learn how to think critically about the relationship between fact and form. In addition to close readings of nonfiction and theoretical texts by writers such as Anne Boyer, Charles Dickens, Claire Donato, Joan Didion, and Claudia Rankine, we study works by creatives ranging from the comedian John Oliver to the visual artist Shilpa Gupta. We also hear from practitioners on their philosophies and processes. Students will enrich their understanding of stylistic and ethical issues by pursuing their own acts of journalism, in genres ranging from long-form features to animation and nonfiction poetry. Emphasis is placed on employing design thinking practices as we develop systems for empathetically choosing information- and demographic-specific formats and platforms. * Strongly recommended for Journalism + Design majors

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:02am 9/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm



Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020