Politics and the Press in America

Jun 2008

Great class, great professor! I really enjoyed this class. We usually spent the first hour of the class talking about contemporary politics (which, during the Spring of 2008, featured Spitzer and Obama/Clinton/McCain!) and the 2nd hours talking about the readings, which were about a book a week (though you could get away with doing very little of the reading). Evan is great-he's very knowledgable, very funny, knows politics very well (he was press secretary for Ed Koch, NYC mayor in the 1980s). The work load was fine: 2 3-page papers, 1 20-page research paper. We also had very interesting discussions on the role of the media in influencing and shaping politics. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in the intersection of the media and politics (which we all should be).