Covering the Inauguration
This interterm involves a two-week (15 day) tripyto Washington, D.C. The course will introduceystudents to the historical, political, culturalyand journalistic world of the nation's capital,yculminating in student reporters covering theyInauguration of the next president of the UnitedyStates. Students will tour Washington, D.C.,ynewspapers and television stations. They alsoywill research past presidents and inaugurationsyat the Library of Congress. yyStudents will meet and discuss issues with theyNebraska legislative delegation, representativesyof the Washington Press Corps, and possibly otherynational leaders. Students will file stories withynewspapers in Nebraska, and various radio andyoutlets in the Lincoln area while in Washington.yThey also will post video, text, photos and audioyonline at The Doaneline (www.doaneline.com).yyStudents will tour the Smithsonian Institute, theyWashington and Lincoln memorials, historicyGeorgetown and other D.C. attractions. We willyalso visit the Pentagon and the U.S. SecretyService, Ford's Theater, the U.S. Capitol,yHolocaust Museum, the Newseum, the U.S. SupremeyCourt and other historic, political, journalisticyand cultural sites.