New task for business journalist: Classroom teacher
The Washington Post has introduced a series of classes that its readers can take — for a fee — and has lined up some of its top journalists to teach the courses.
One of the courses is on economic literacy and is being taught by Steven Pearlstein, the Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning business columnist.
The course is described as “A solid, practical foundation for understanding the world of economics conveyed by looking at the subject in a new way: Pearlstein answers eight important questions and through these answers showcases major economic terms and theories.”
The cost for such knowledge? $299, although subscribers in the DC area can get in on the class for just $199.
Of course, Pearlstein will be no stranger to the classroom. Late last year, he announced that he’d be cutting back on his column writing to become Clarence J. Robinson professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University, teaching undergraduate courses on the basic principles of economics, economic policy and the media.
Read more about the classes here.