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Journalists present stories about what's happening in the world to a general audience. But how do they notice things? What counts as news? How do they know what questions to ask? One source of ideas, of thinking about words like poverty, power, privilege, gender, and class, is social science. Ted Conover will talk about how his background in social science made him a better journalist, and share some examples from his researches among railroad tramps, Mexican migrants, Aspenites and corrections officers.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Rutgers Program in Criminal Justice, Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and Rutgers Sociology Department.


  • Ted Conoverauthor of Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep

Time and location

Monday, February 20, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30 pm


Alexander Library
Teleconference Lecture Hall
169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Visitor parking
Lot 26
Lot 30
College Avenue Deck


You can access the recording of the event by clicking here.