LLSJ
3028

Editorial and Advocacy Writing for Journalists

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Editorial&Advocacy Writing
Spring 2023
Taught By: Philip Dray
Section: A

CRN: 10700

Credits: 4

Advocacy journalism allows writers to impart truth through the use of facts and persuasive argument, often invoking their personal experiences and concerns for social justice. Journalists who bring a strong point of view to social, political, and cultural issues can influence the times in which they live, a tradition that thrives today in the work of Perry Bacon, Jr., Adam Serwer, Gabriel Sherman, Masha Gessen, and Benjamin Wallace-Wells, among others. Students will learn from readings of the craft’s exemplary practitioners, past and present, and astute observers of our current political scene like columnists Eugene Robinson, Sarah Kendzior, Michelle Goldberg, Dana Millbank, Charles Blow and Heather “Digby” Parton. The course immerses students in current events; discusses the use of humor and satire as advocacy (Alexandra Petri; Andy Borowitz); and considers writers who blend fiction, memoir, and journalism (such as Alice Walker). In a workshop environment, students will try their hand at opinion and advocacy writing. Students emerge from the class both as discerning readers of advocacy or opinion-driven journalism, and as writers better prepared to shape their own arguments into cogent editorials and essays. This course satisfies the Reporting and Craft Elective requirement for the Journalism+Design major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:46am EST 1/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023
Editorial & Advocacy Writing
Fall 2022
Taught By: Philip Dray
Section: A

CRN: 3278

Credits: 4

[Elective] Advocacy journalism allows writers to impart truth through the use of facts and persuasive argument, often invoking their personal experiences and concerns for social justice. Journalists who bring a strong point of view to social, political, and cultural issues can influence the times in which they live, a tradition that thrives today in the work of Thomas Frank, Rebecca Solnit, Masha Gessen, Matt Taibbi, and Naomi Klein, among others. Students will learn from readings of the craft’s exemplary practitioners, past and present -- muckrakers Ida B. Wells and Upton Sinclair; social critic H. L. Mencken; writers on science, environmental, and peace issues such as Atul Gawande, David Wallace-Wells and Jonathan Schell; and astute observers of our daily political scene like Sarah Kendzior, George Packer, Michelle Goldberg, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Drew, and Charles Blow. The course also immerses students in current events; discusses the use of humor and satire as advocacy (Andy Borowitz, Gail Collins); and considers writers who blend fiction, memoir, and journalism (such as Alice Walker). In a workshop environment, students will try their hand at opinion and advocacy writing. This course satisfies the Reporting and Craft Elective requirement for the Journalism+Design major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:46am EST 1/30/2023

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Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022