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Policy Journalism

Jacob Robinson PPS'14 interned at CNN as a fact-checkerThe Policy Journalism pathway has two streams – Documentary Studies and Photography, and Policy Journalism.  Students in the Documentary and Photography stream are encouraged to combine their Public Policy coursework with classes offered by the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.

Students in the Policy Journalism stream will look more broadly at all types of media, including television, magazine, newspapers, and the Internet, as well as their impact on important social issues. A sampling of past internships in these areas is included – for a full listing, visit the Sanford Career Services Office.

Documentary Studies and Photography
Possible Courses Telecommunications Policy Regulation
  Stories that Made a Difference: Investigative Journalism in America
Potential Internships ABC News Nightline
  American Film Institute
  National Geographic Magazine
  Miramax Films
  National Geographic Adventure Magazine

See also the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.

Policy Journalism
Possible Courses Television Journalism
  News Writing & Reporting
  News as Moral Battleground
  Intellectual Property: Law, Policy, & Practice
  The First Amendment & Information Society
  Science & the Media
  Higher Education & the News Media
  Free Press/Public Policy
  Media Policy & Economics
Potential Internships About.com
  CNN Washington
  Los Angeles Times, DC Bureau
  NBC News, Dateline NBC

See also the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy and the Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate.