Minor in Journalism Studies - Great Journalists JOUR 3560   Great Journalists
This course provides an introduction to some of the greatest journalists of all time. Students will discover the beautiful work these journalists created, and learn how and why they did it. This course also focuses on improving students’ writing. By carefully considering great journalists’ work, students learn techniques that make them better writers. Amazing characters students will meet include James Cameron, the only journalist to have a ringside seat at three atomic bomb blasts. Students get to know Ida B. Wells, who founded a newspaper exposing lynchings and racism when most media were ignoring the truth. Students will consider the work of Joan Didion, Martha Gellhorn, Peter Gzowski, Seymour Hersh, and many more. By the end of the course students will have a strong understanding of journalism’s honourable legacy. They will know the brilliant qualities of great journalists, how hard they work, and how they changed the world.