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ENRICH-0015 – Curr Iss: Behind the Headlines (ENRICH-0015_HEAD)

Behind the Headlines: Breaking Down the News

From breaking news to story updates to ongoing investigative reporting, today’s news comes at us at a fast and furious pace. How is the average person supposed to keep up, let alone comprehend significance and impacts or ascertain fact from fiction? Led by journalist and news junkie Tripp Baltz, this dynamic course is dedicated to analyzing the top headlines of the previous week (or perhaps the breaking news of the day). A day or so prior to each class, expect to receive an email from Tripp containing a list of prominent news stories to read, watch or ponder, all reported via legitimate and respected sources. Come to class ready to 1) uncover the topic’s backstory; 2) place the news-of-the-day into historical context; 3) sort through the issue and explore potential impacts; and 4) consider what to watch for in future news reports. Then, get revved up by the headlines of the week and start over again. Be prepared for plenty of (respectful) discussion and thoughtful analysis. Gain deeper insights into today’s current events, gather new perspectives from fellow classmates, and come away with improved skills for analyzing the news from your own living room.

Four sessions
Mon., 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017
Location: Room 379, Sturm Hall, DU campus

Tripp Baltz, author and reporter for Bloomberg BNA, teaches courses in history, law, politics, media, technology, philosophy and anthropology.
Course Details
Location: DU Main CampusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 27Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $175


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Monday9th October 201730th October 201706:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallAntone Baltz