Day(s): Thur 1:10am-2:25pm
Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 750
Course ID: JOUR-UA 501, Section 010
Instructor(s): Jennifer Bleyer
Journalism and Prospective Journalism Majors
Investigating Journalism, the gateway course for journalism majors, will be an innovative class that will use social media and new media tools to explore great journalism. Students will develop a deeper understanding of this dynamic and challenging field by interacting with journalists in all mediums and exploring their work. Each recitation section will act as a mini newsroom and will be in charge of taping, interviewing and leading discussions with guests who will represent different types of journalism: police reporters, investigative reporters, foreign correspondents, magazine writers, photojournalists, TV reporters, cultural reporters, bloggers, media critics, national reporters, nonfiction authors, narrative journalists, sports reporters, fashion journalists, producers, reporters under 30, etc. The work of the journalists and students' coverage of their work will be featured on “Investigating Journalism,” our class webzine. We will live tweet all our guests and have a facebook page for discussion that each recitation section will take turns moderating. In addition there will be lectures and readings on the history of journalism. This will be a dynamic class whose mission will be to inspire the next generation of journalists.
Students must register for the lectures and one of the recitation sections. Please be advised that attendance at both lectures each week and your recitation section is mandatory. Expect stringent grading. The pace of the course precludes late admits