Advocacy and Movement Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Advocacy & Movement Journalism
Spring 2023
Taught By: Kia Gregory
Section: A

CRN: 13697

Credits: 4

Advocacy and Movement Journalism will serve as a non-profit newsroom for reporting and storytelling in communities in the city directly impacted by injustice. In this work, students will learn how to tell stories for a social purpose, in a form that challenges the status quo of inequality, and examines solutions. During this course, we will go into communities, identify the needs of residents, what they are celebrating, what they are challenged with, and the news they want to see. Students will get the chance to have their work published in The Know, a student-led digital news platform (http://wetheknow.wordpress.com/), that reports stories based on the guidelines of journalism excellence, which includes critical thinking, ethics and empathy, and with a mission to tell stories, untold stories, from the ground, from communities. We will also determine the best ways to deliver stories to our core audience. As reporters, students will serve as a prescription for commercialized media, as well as the collapse of local media and the news deserts in communities throughout the city. Along with supporting each others’ work, we will read and discuss noted works by journalists and news outlets of our history and our present, analyzing what they represent and the influences they made on communities and the systems that impact them. This interdisciplinary course gives students the chance to dig deep into issues that affect communities affected by injustice and our collective world. With journalism majors, we encourage students in other disciplines, such as politics, public and urban policy, law and social change, and students with experience in photography, video, podcasting, and digital design to join the course. 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: 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: 4:12pm EDT 9/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 410
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023