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Bilingual Reporting (333-0-20)


Mei-Ling Hopgood

Meeting Info

McCormick Foundation Ctr 2131: Tues, Thurs 1:00PM - 2:50PM

Overview of class

This is a bilingual course that explores the history, current state and future of the English, Spanish and bilingual audiences and the media outlets that seek to reach them. Students will get to know Chicago's vibrant and diverse LatinX communities and practice research and interviewing, reflection and story production in Spanish and in English.

This class is for anyone who wants to better understand the role of media and journalists covering diverse communities. We will explore the complexity of language and culture, identity, race and ethnicity, nationality and class. Student will learn how to discover, report and share in a sensitive and compelling matter, the stories of people who identify as LatinX and/or have roots in Latin America, whether they live the United States or elsewhere. We produce stories in a variety of media. This class is a prerequisite for journalism residency placements in Argentina.

Registration Requirements

Sophomore Standing

Class Materials (Required)


Class Notes

Some Spanish proficiency required

Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory
No Freshmen
SDG Reduced Inequality
SDG Peace & Justice

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for Medill Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors