A 1-credit module at the start of the semester (5 classes).This is a class on the role of comedy in journalism, and the crucial role of journalists in popular comedy shows. Students will look into how comedians have both reacted and shaped the zeitgeist. Have SNL sketches impacted elections? How deeply are journalists involved in the writer’s rooms of shows like Last Week Tonight? Bilingual class, which means Joanna will teach in English but students can produce in English or Spanish.