Covering the World

Faculty

Carol Giacomo

Course Dates

7 July to 31 July

Timings

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm IST

Commitment

4 weeks

Price

INR 20,000

Applications

2 July, 2020

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About The Course

The course will examine the role of a free press in democracy, why both are under attack today, how readers can tell the difference between accurate news and fake news, what makes a credible news story, what is the difference between straight reporting and opinion, how to write a compelling editorial/op ed and how I have managed to go over five decades from covering a small town in Massachusetts to traveling the world with eight secretaries of state.

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    Faculty

    Carol Giacomo

    BA Regis College

    Carol Giacomo is the Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. A former member of The New York Times’ editorial board and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York City based think-tank. She writes primarily on foreign and defense policy.

    In her previous role at Reuters in Washington, she traveled over a million miles to more than a hundred countries with eight secretaries of state and various other senior US officials. She was awarded the Georgetown University Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting in 2009 and is a recipient of the Arthur Ross Media Award (2018).

    Academy Common Course Objectives

    ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH FACULTY ON THEIR UNIQUE THINKING MODELS AND APPROACHES

    GAIN INSIGHTS INTO PERSPECTIVES THAT ARE ROOTED IN CURRENT RESEARCH

    LEARN HOW TO COLLABORATE WITH DIVERSE PEERS

    EXPAND YOUR WORLDVIEW WITHIN AND ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES

    DEVELOP WAYS TO MEASURE YOUR LEARNING AND GROWTH BEYOND GRADES

    Learning Support for the Course

    This course is for journalists, people who want to be journalists, other professionals who want to write non-fiction (commentary) in a compelling way based on facts and indeed anyone who believes a free press is crucial to democracy. My goal is that you come away with a better understanding of how we identify and foster good journalism and how you can write news and opinion pieces more effectively. Every student will be required to write at least one opinion article (500 words) that I will heavily edit for content, cogency, style and accuracy.