Cross-Cultural Reporting

Course Details

International journalists report on communities, cultures, places, and nations that they frequently don’t come from. Their journalism is what introduces their audiences to communities they wouldn’t otherwise know and can greatly shape how their audiences think about these communities’ members. In this course, students will examine the issues and challenges raised by cross-cultural reporting while developing the skills necessary to do this work well. Students will look at specific case studies, examining cross-cultural reporting in different international regions as well as in communities right here in the US that are as unknown or “foreign” to American audiences as another country oceans away — from minority racial/ethnic/religious communities that have in many cases been here for generations to communities definable by other attributes, such as class or sexuality.