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New York is a vibrant and exciting news town. There is no better city to learn the tools to be a great reporter. There is no city as complex and diverse, with millions of stories at your fingertips waiting to be told.
Every national and international story is in our neighborhoods. The rich and the poor stand side by side in our subways. Thriving parks are blocks away from decaying neighborhoods. The homeless sit on manhole covers in front of million dollar town homes. The middle class is the backbone of the city, fighting to keep their neighborhoods safe and clean. This is a city that has fought its way back from the crack epidemic of the 80's and 90's, and embraced gentrification with its many rewards and drawbacks.
It is a city of art, music, fashion and life, waiting for you to tell her stories.
In Reporting New York: In Multimedia you will learn to cover cities. The skills and knowledge you acquire here will serve you in reporting on any city in America. Armed with your notebook and later with a digital camera, video camera, and audio recorder, you will canvass the city exploring issues and people. You will learn to tell stories on different platforms, always experimenting, finding your voice and your style in a changing media landscape. The best of these stories will appear in our award winning multimedia publication Pavement Pieces.
Pleaase note this concentration is designed for students whose interests lies in a variety of subjects, news, features, broadcast, sports, photography... the list is endless. In WRII you work on the stories that matter to you and build a multi-platform reporting portfolio. All students work in all mediums.
Every year students travel as a group and execute a 3-day intensive multi-platform reporting project. The Fall 2009 trip was to Navajo Nation, where students reported on housing conditions and uranium contamination. The Fall 2010 trip was be to the Arizona/Mexico Border to cover immigration issues. In Fall 2011 we traveled to Detroit where we covered urban poverty and hope. All stories can be found on www.pavementpieces.com
Here are some samples of stories
The Forgotten Navajo
The Border Project
For more information contact Prof. Yvonne Latty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting New York: In Multimedia Bylines
Anthony De Rosa
Anthony is the Reuters Social Media Editor, integrating the “ambient wire” that exists on social networks, where news now breaks before anywhere else, into Reuters platforms. He's also host of Reuters TV's "Tech Tonic" and a Reuters columnist.
Nadine Heintz is a senior editor at Inc., a magazine about entrepreneurship that received the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the special interest category. After receiving an M.A.
Yvonne Latty is the Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at the Institute. She is currently producing and directing a feature-length documentary on the effects of uranium contamination in Navajo Nation.
Jim MacMillan is an independent multimedia journalist, university educator and instructional new media consultant, based in Philadelphia. MacMillan spent last year as an assistant professor on the convergence journalism faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Professor Mihai, the broadcast coordinator of the department, is a freelance videographer, independent producer and multi-media designer. He produced and directed several documentaries, "E Pluribus Unum" (1994), a film that investigates the spiritual milieu of first generation immigrants from Romania,...
William Serrin is a former labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town, a book on the collapse of the U.S.