Summer at Tufts
Second Summer Session Online: July 6 - August 12, 2021
|Behind the Reporter's Notebook: The Practice of Global Journalism in the 21st Century||Jonathan Rosen|
What is it like to work as a foreign correspondent? How do journalists across the globe operate, what challenges do they face, and how does their work shape our understanding of today's world?
This course, taught by a veteran reporter, will use some of the best works of contemporary journalism to explore the craft of international reporting and the changing nature of the global media industry. We'll study the work of both Western and non-Western journalists, including print, radio, and television reporters, war correspondents, travel writers, photographers, videographers, and documentary filmmakers. We'll delve into the risks posed by hostile governments, examine how the internet and social media have upended old business models, and discuss how the global media's ongoing evolution impacts what we see and hear about the world around us. Along the way, we'll gain a knack for the reporting process by taking a critical eye to others' work and completing our own journalistic assignments.
Jonathan W. Rosen is a freelance journalist who's been reporting overseas for the past decade, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa. His writing has been published by National Geographic, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and many others. Jon has a BA from Tufts and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.