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The McGraw Seminar in Writing: Telling Stories of Economic Inequality

JRN 441/GSS 442

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As the economy shifts, who wins and who loses? This class, taught by a top NPR editor, will dive deep into how to find and tell compelling stories about real people affected by changes in the economy, depending on their race, gender or class. We will use sophisticated journalism techniques to identify and unlock patterns in data about money and spending, and write captivating tales that put a human face on inequality. We will learn how to find stories and characters, how to interview, and storytelling techniques used by top journalists and popular podcasters. Curious minds will discover how an economy works. Economics knowledge not required.
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Section S01