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Reporting the Nation: In Multimedia students report on a nation in the midst of change, turmoil and war. This concentration has its eye on the future of journalism and arms students with the necessary skills to work on the vanguard of a medium in flux.
In this fast-paced, hands-on program, the newsroom is our classroom. From writing to reporting developing multimedia content, Reporting the Nation prepares you for covering major national issues in an increasingly competitive industry.
New York is an ideal city for students to dive into a national beat. The city's diversity and nonstop bustle provides limitless opportunities for rooting out stories that matter. Many of the issues that concern and divide Americans can be found on every block in every borough. This concentration is about getting out of your comfort zone, stretching as a writer and becoming a fearless reporter.
In Reporting the Nation: In Multimedia you will learn to be an aggressive, fearless reporter. The skills and knowledge you acquire here will serve you in reporting anywhere in America. Armed with your notebook, 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. You will also have the opportunity to travel in our annual reporting trip to an underserved community. 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. In 2012 students traveled to swing states and focused on issues cruicial to young voters in a special report. at www.youngvote.net All stories can be found on www.pavementpieces.com
Here are some samples of stories
The Forgotten Navajo
The Border Project
Young Vote/Election 2012
For more information contact Prof. Yvonne Latty at email@example.com
Reporting the Nation: 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.