How do you know about the world?
Journalism is the first Humanities course in the Global Vision series, setting the stage for Equality and Endurance. Prior to investigating inequalities of ownership, citizenship & censorship in the Equality course, and before pursuing your hero's path with mental & physical Endurance, it's time to open your eyes to the here & now: you will take on the role of apprentice-journalists and investigate the world around you.
In this course, you will learn how to observe, analyze and report on current events through different media: Image, Sound, and Text—which form the 3 Units of this course. In each Unit, you will follow the path of investigative journalism in one of those media, with two specific goals in mind:
- Develop critical thinking through investigation
- Fact-check our assumptions about the world
You will start by asking yourself essential questions:
- What is news?
- How do you decide a story is worth sharing?
- Why is journalism one of the most dangerous professions in the world?
- Is there such a thing as neutrality?
- Are there facts, or only opinions?
After this introduction, in each unit you will be challenged to conduct an exploration in one realm of journalism: you will follow a full cycle of investigation, meet with specialists in the area, and conclude the Unit with an Action Project to report news in one different format: a photo-essay, a podcast, and an original news article.