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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: A semester-long seminar series for students and the public

Wednesdays: September 12 – December 5, 2018

6 to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20

Free and Open to the Public



Where is America headed in the 2018 midterm elections—and beyond?

Go inside the nation’s newsrooms as they cover the midterm elections and gear up for 2020. Guest speakers from political campaigns and advocacy groups will join reporters and editors from The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, Fox News, and BuzzFeed.

Is the media riddled with #fakenews or is the Trump Administration overreaching in its effort to control and influence the press? How do CNN and NPR, Fox News and the Washington Post, Buzzfeed and the Boston Globe decide what to report? How do politicians, the Koch Brothers and “the resistance” all try to influence what we read and watch—and how successful are they?

The midterm elections will throw the future of America’s agenda into sharp relief—not just who will control the House and the Senate but what to do about inequality, education, the environment, crime, the growth of cities like Boston, women’s rights, discrimination, and the #metoo movement. Is compromise possible on immigration? In the Middle East? How should the U.S. respond to the rise of China, and the threat of North Korea?

Led by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism Jonathan Kaufman and Dukakis Center head Theodore Landsmark, the Myra Kraft Open Classroom will feature top editors and reporters from around the country as well as advocates and expert professors giving an inside view of these increasingly turbulent times.

Join us for a spirited conversation.

The Fall 2018 Myra Kraft Open Classroom is co-sponsored by Northeaster University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Northeastern’s School of Journalism.

Course Credit

Undergraduate students: PPUA 4225 and PPUA 4226

Graduate students: PPUA 7225 and PPUA 7226

Students in the College of Arts, Media, and Design should take:

JRNL 3305, CRN 17926 (undergraduate) and JRNL 6305, CRN 17927 (graduate)


Wed, Sep 12, 2018-Wed, Dec 05, 2018

6:00 pm-8:00 pm


West Village F | Room 20