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  • Cheryl Spainhour

    Journalism Special Topics Course: Covering Poverty in America (syllabus)

    In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of LBJ's "War on Poverty" declaration in his 1964 State of the Union address, we are offering an advanced journalism course for undergraduate journalism students that delves into the issues of poverty/homelessness in this country and some of the ways organizations (particularly non-profits) address it. A film/communications course is being offered with the class and the two classes will meet together on a weekly basis to watch films and hear speakers.

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