A study of how journalists covered the events leading up to the war, how they covered the war itself and how North and South fought battles not only on the battlefield but also in the headlines. An examination of President Lincoln as reporters saw him and a study of his public relations battle for public opinion. Included will be a study of individuals who helped shape American journalism, such as editor James Gordon Bennett and photographer Matthew Brady, and how the technology of telegraphs and steam engines changed the way journalists did their jobs.
- Prerequisite: Juniors and seniors only.
- Credits: 3
- Offered every other fall.