Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

Course Listings | Summer 2011

Course information subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates. All courses are at 20 Cooper Square unless otherwise noted. To view a course description and syllabus, click on each course’s Title. Electives are the last tab and are available to all students.

» Undergraduate Journalism

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 1)

Tuesday 11:00p-5:00p (5/23/11 to 7/1/11)

Yvonne Latty

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 1)

Instructor: Yvonne Latty

Course ID: JOUR-UA 204

Days: Tuesday 11:00p-5:00p (5/23/11 to 7/1/11)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

 

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy. 

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The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Tuesday 12:00p-6:00p (7/5/11 to 8/12/11)

Yvonne Latty

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Instructor: Yvonne Latty

Course ID: JOUR-UA 302

Days: Tuesday 12:00p-6:00p (7/5/11 to 8/12/11)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy.

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Reporting I for Newbies (for college students)

Tues/Thur 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 1 (5/23-7/1)

Judith Schoolman Fran Stern

Reporting I for Newbies (for college students)

Instructor: Judith Schoolman Fran Stern

Course ID: JOUR-UA 2, section 001

Days: Tues/Thur 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 1 (5/23-7/1)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

This course is for non-Journalism majors at NYU and for other NYU and non-NYU students who want exposure to the craft at a beginner's level. It's a class in gathering and writing the news, including news evaluation, reporting and writing techniques, and specialized beats, with New York City, especially the East Village, as the lab. It's designed to give the journalism student extensive practice. It covers how reporters are assigned stories, how stories are planned and written, and journalism ethics and responsibilities. Students report and write stories under newsroom conditions.

Four college credits (not applicable to the NYU journalism major). For students brand new to journalism.

 

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The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Wednesday 11:00p-5:00p (7/5/11 to 8/12/11)

Betty Ming Liu

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Instructor: Betty Ming Liu

Course ID: JOUR-UA 302

Days: Wednesday 11:00p-5:00p (7/5/11 to 8/12/11)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy.

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Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay (for college & high school)

Tues/Thur 1:00p-4:00p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Carol Sternhell

Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay (for college & high school)

Instructor: Carol Sternhell

Course ID: JOUR-UA 202

Days: Tues/Thur 1:00p-4:00p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

Do you have something to say? A story to tell? An original voice? This course will nurture that voice, help shape the stories, sharpen your skills. The personal essay is a popular form of nonfiction writing, cherished by both writers and readers, but crafting a successful essay is a difficult skill. How can we be self-revealing without being self-indulgent? How can we make our own experiences powerful for others? In this course students will read some of the best essays around, from Langston Hughes to Joan Didion to Oliver Sacks to Marjorie Williams, and write their own, taking each one through several drafts. The heart of the course will be close reading and editing of students' work.

This course is open to college and pre-college studens.

 

 

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Journalism as Literature: Dateline NYC (for college & high school)

Tues/Thur 4:00p-7:00p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Carol Sternhell

Journalism as Literature: Dateline NYC (for college & high school)

Instructor: Carol Sternhell

Course ID: JOUR-UA 504

Days: Tues/Thur 4:00p-7:00p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

This seminar introduces students to some of the best reportage and nonfiction literature of the last two centuries, with a particular focus on work produced in and about New York City. We analyze the reporting, sources, background, structure, and language in a wide range of genres, including social/cultural criticism, travel writing, profiles, essays, and autobiography. We look for Downtown New York City in these works as a place, a character, an idea. Good writing deserves good readers; good reading, one of life's enduring pleasures, is the purpose and promise of this course.

This course is open to college and pre-college studens.

 

 

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Journalism & Society: Women and the Media

Tues/Thur 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Carol Sternhell

Journalism & Society: Women and the Media

Instructor: Carol Sternhell

Course ID: JOUR-UA 503

Days: Tues/Thur 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Women & the Media is a collaborative seminar designed to examine the complex relationship
(or different, contradictory relationships) between those humans we call “women” and those
forms of discourse we call “media.” We will consider women both as subjects and objects, as
artists and models, as creators of “media” in its many forms and as media’s creations. What
does our culture’s “media” tell us about its ideas of gender? What, if anything, does our gender
tell us about our readings of “media”? Student participation in this seminar is key: students are
expected to attend all sessions, to complete all the reading (there's lots of reading!), to
participate actively in discussion, and to lead one of the class sessions themselves. Leading a
class means opening the day’s conversation with a presentation, critiquing and elaborating on
the assigned reading, bringing in additional relevant material, and suggesting questions or
issues that seem particularly interesting or troublesome. The purpose of the course is to
develop our critical and self-critical faculties as journalists, media critics, consumers of media,
and women or men—to think clearly, challenge our pet assumptions, and have fun.

Along with attendance and informed class participation, students are required to conduct a miniresearch project and present their findings to the class. I want you to pick a “women and media” topic that really interests you and then report the hell out of it. If you’re interested in the effect of music videos on teenage girls, for instance, you would first put together an extensive bibliography of what has already been written on the subject. You would figure out what the key questions in the field were: do media images affect teens’ behavior or not, and how can anyone tell? You might interview some of the leading researchers in the area and tell us what they say. You’ll certainly want to read the most important books/articles on your subject. A paper is not required; instead, students will present their findings to the class during our last three sessions.

 

 

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Reporting I for Newbies (for high school students)

Mon/Wed 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Judith Schoolman

Reporting I for Newbies (for high school students)

Instructor: Judith Schoolman

Course ID: JOUR-UA 21, section 003

Days: Mon/Wed 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Room: 20 Cooper Square, room 655

» Syllabus (PDF)

This course is for non-Journalism majors at NYU and for other NYU and non-NYU students who want exposure to the craft at a beginner's level. It's a class in gathering and writing the news, including news evaluation, reporting and writing techniques, and specialized beats, with New York City, especially the East Village, as the lab. It's designed to give the journalism student extensive practice. It covers how reporters are assigned stories, how stories are planned and written, and journalism ethics and responsibilities. Students report and write stories under newsroom conditions.

 

 

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Reporting I for Newbies (for college students)

Mon/Wed 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Carol Sternhell

Reporting I for Newbies (for college students)

Instructor: Carol Sternhell

Course ID: JOUR-UA 21, section 002

Days: Mon/Wed 9:30a-12:30p Summer Session 2 (7/5-8-12)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

This course is for non-Journalism majors at NYU and for other NYU and non-NYU students who want exposure to the craft at a beginner's level. It's a class in gathering and writing the news, including news evaluation, reporting and writing techniques, and specialized beats, with New York City, especially the East Village, as the lab. It's designed to give the journalism student extensive practice. It covers how reporters are assigned stories, how stories are planned and written, and journalism ethics and responsibilities. Students report and write stories under newsroom conditions.

Four college credits (not applicable to the NYU journalism major). For students brand new to journalism.

 

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The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 1)

Thursday 3:00p-9:00p (5/23/11 to 7/1/11)

Adrian Mihai

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 1)

Instructor: Adrian Mihai

Course ID: JOUR-UA 204

Days: Thursday 3:00p-9:00p (5/23/11 to 7/1/11)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

 

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy. 

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The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 1)

Wednesday 11:00p-5:00p (5/23/11 to 7/1/11)

Betty Ming Liu

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 1)

Instructor: Betty Ming Liu

Course ID: JOUR-UA 204

Days: Wednesday 11:00p-5:00p (5/23/11 to 7/1/11)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

 

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy. 

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The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Thursday 3:00p-9:00p (7/5/11 to 8/12/11)

Adrian Mihai

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Instructor: Adrian Mihai

Course ID: JOUR-UA 302

Days: Thursday 3:00p-9:00p (7/5/11 to 8/12/11)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy.

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Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay (for college & high school)

Mon/Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm Summer Session 2 (7/2-8/8)

TBA

Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay (for college & high school)

Instructor: TBA

Course ID: JOUR-UA 202

Days: Mon/Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm Summer Session 2 (7/2-8/8)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Do you have something to say? A story to tell? An original voice? This course will nurture that voice, help shape the stories, sharpen your skills. The personal essay is a popular form of nonfiction writing, cherished by both writers and readers, but crafting a successful essay is a difficult skill. How can we be self-revealing without being self-indulgent? How can we make our own experiences powerful for others? In this course students will read some of the best essays around, from Langston Hughes to Joan Didion to Oliver Sacks to Marjorie Williams, and write their own, taking each one through several drafts. The heart of the course will be close reading and editing of students' work.

This course is open to college and pre-college studens.

 

 

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The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Tues/Thur 2:00pm-5:00pm (7/3 - 8/9)

TBA

The Hyperlocal Newsroom (summer session 2)

Instructor: TBA

Course ID: JOUR-UA 302

Days: Tues/Thur 2:00pm-5:00pm (7/3 - 8/9)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Hyperlocal News is the buzzword and the focus of many media companies. As newspapers and their staffs shrink, they are reporting less neighborhood news. People are hearing less about the news that most affects them.

This class will be run like a newsroom with one goal - pump out stories, videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and audio slideshows for an actual publication.

The East Village Local is a joint project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and The New York Times. Their assignment will be to fill its pages with the best, cutting edge, well-reported and written content you can find. This will be a skills based immersion course.

This intensive multi-platform reporting course will whip reporters/students right into the real world, as they will become responsible for production of a cutting edge daily publication.

At the successful completion of the course, students will have a demonstrated proficiency in beat reporting, video production, audio presentation.

They will pitch stories and be assigned stories. They must be will be prepared to cover whatever news breaks and follow news that is important to your community - the East Village. It could be a clash in a dog park, the creation of a new community garden, a zoning issue or a rapist on the loose. Students will be the reporters on the job. No story is too small or too big.

Students will tell stories across media platforms. They will edit on Final Cut, shoot photos with a DSLR, edit audio on Protools/Garage Band and create slideshows on Soundslides. They will have a multitude of equipment in their arsenal and will grow comfortable in telling stories across platforms.

Click here for more information about the Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy.

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Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay

Tue/Thu 6-9pm, Summer Session 2 (7/8-8/17)

Carol Sternhell

Methods and Practice: The Personal Essay

Instructor: Carol Sternhell

Course ID: JOUR-UA 202

Days: Tue/Thu 6-9pm, Summer Session 2 (7/8-8/17)

Room: 20 Cooper Square

» Syllabus (PDF)

Do you have something to say? A story to tell? An original voice? This course will nurture that voice, help shape the stories, sharpen your skills. The personal essay is a popular form of nonfiction writing, cherished by both writers and readers, but crafting a successful essay is a difficult skill. How can we be self-revealing without being self-indulgent? How can we make our own experiences powerful for others? In this course students will read some of the best essays around, from Langston Hughes to Joan Didion to Oliver Sacks to Marjorie Williams, and write their own, taking each one through several drafts. The heart of the course will be close reading and editing of students' work.

This course is open to college and pre-college studens.

 

 

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» Science, Health and Environmental Reporting

Multimedia Science Journalism Workshop

MW 6:00p-10:00p

Amanda Cox Kevin Quealy

Multimedia Science Journalism Workshop

Instructor: Amanda Cox Kevin Quealy

Course ID: Jour-GA 1070

Days: MW 6:00p-10:00p

Room: 20 Cooper Square, Room 652

» Syllabus (PDF)

Open to SHERP students only.

In this class you will learn to combine the skills learned in your previous writing and reporting classes with multimedia tools including audio, video, photography, and web presentation, allowing you to explore stories beyond the boundaries of the printed page. We will cover writing for broadcast (both radio and television) as well as writing for a variety of online formats. While this course will offer some instruction in the tools and techniques of multimedia production, the main focus of the course will be on using those tools to enhance your storytelling. The emphasis will be on solid science journalism employing multimedia tools

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Press Ethics

TR 6:00p-9:00p

TBA

Press Ethics

Instructor: TBA

Course ID: Jour-GA 012

Days: TR 6:00p-9:00p

Room: 20 Cooper Square, Room 652

» Syllabus (PDF)

Open to SHERP students only.

Explores the ethical questions facing working journalists. Focuses on specific cases, both real and hypothetical. Through readings, papers, and class discussions, students analyze the ethical problems raised by these cases and develop their own systems for making ethical decisions.

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