Cross-Cultural Reporting

Course Details

This course will provide students with in-depth training in reporting across cultural lines, the essence of international reporting. Students will immerse themselves in one or more of the many ethnic and national groups in large numbers here in New York. Learning customs, communication styles, political attitudes, family life and history, the students will cover these communities from the vantage point of international correspondents. The course will make ties to news and developments in the countries of origin. Through conversations with visiting correspondents and those in the field, students will get tips on covering other cultures and nationalities. Analysis of successful coverage and readings from accounts of reporters overseas will also feature prominently in the course.