Investigative Journalism & Bioethics | BTHX 5530
Sept. 7-Dec. 15
This seminar will explore the links between investigative journalism, medicine and bioethics. Students will learn how to write magazine articles, how to investigate medical stories, and how to write query letters to editors. The seminar will examine classic and contemporary works of investigative health journalism, works of literary non-fiction related to medicine, and memoirs by doctors and medical students. It will also examine citizen muckraking, non-profit investigative journalism, the public relations industry, the decline of print journalism and the rise of digital media, and how these developments are shaping the relationship between bioethicists and the press.