Delve into the opaque world of national security, exploring how journalists uncover stories about information shrouded in secrecy.

National security reporting provides information on a crucial topic that affects all levels of a country. As the world is an increasingly connected place, national security issues have also become more complex. How do journalists handle the ethical, investigative and legal challenges of uncovering stories that may take place behind closed doors?

In this course, students explore how journalists cover national security-related issues such as reporting on the intelligence community, the military, national or global events and what they hope to achieve with the coverage. Participants will also consider how national security journalism is evolving in response to rapidly-changing media and political landscapes and what this means for news consumers as well as those who aspire to careers in the field.

Site Visits:
This is a new course. Possible site visits include:

  • Government offices
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • The International Spy Museum

Guest Speakers and Lecturers:
  This is a new course. Previous speakers on the topic include:

  • John Daniszewski, Standards Editor and Past International Editor, Associated Press
  • Michael Slackman, International Editor, The New York Times

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*
Residential Program: $5,750*

Dates: July 7 - July 19

LOCATION Washington, DC

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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