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Journalism of Empathy

Taught by Alex Kotlowitz

This course will explore writing about people who live along the margins - individuals and places neglected and misunderstood by mainstream America. In this class, students learn how to report beyond the center of the storm, giving voice to those without, introducing readers to people they otherwise would never have reason to meet. Film, readings and peer editing help you understand the artistry behind compelling nonfiction storytelling.