Covering City Government and Politics

Course Details

You’ll get a strong understanding of how to report on the way the city is governed: How power is wielded, how policy decisions are reached — and the impact on New Yorkers. The timing couldn’t be better for this foundational course: Springtime is city budget time, which touches just about every aspect of government and people’s lives. Using a variety of different media formats, you’ll produce people-driven stories, rooted in data, that examine the vast New York City government bureaucracy, public authorities and unofficial but key players that include lobbyists, labor unions, business, advocacy groups and community organizations. You’ll get to meet many of these players, in City Hall and beyond.

This course is required for Local Accountability Reporting concentration. It also could be taken by anybody else as an elective.