This seminar will examine the changing landscape of architectural journalism, looking at the ways design and the built environment are covered in the media today. Students will read a broad range of contemporary and historical writings by journalists and critics and discuss how these stories reveal different approaches, attitudes, and biases to covering design. They will learn how stories come together and get disseminated in a multi-media world. Weekly assignments will give students the chance to write different kinds of articles—from news stories to critical essays on particular buildings and social issues. Sometimes students will report on buildings under construction and other times they will reflect on and criticize projects that are completed.