2014 - Spring: Advanced Reporting – TV Magazine

Course Number: JOUR-UA 301.006

Day & Time: Wed 12:00pm-3:40pm

Location: 20 Cooper, room 750

Instructor: Marcia Rock

Prerequisites: The Beat

This is the Capstone course. Subject matter varies from section to section, but the basic skeleton of the course is the same across sections: the emphasis is on development of the ability to produce writing and reporting within a sophisticated longform story structure. The course involves query writing, topic research and reading, interviewing, and repeated drafts and rewrites, leading to a full-length piece of writing aimed at a publishable level and the ability of the student to present the reporting orally.

Restricted to Broadcast Students Only

This class is designed to provide you with the necessary tools to research, shoot and edit your own long-form broadcast news segment. During the semester you will study the best of long-form broadcast journalism and set out to create your own. You will learn the challenges of producing quality broadcast journalism, which will include understanding media ethics and the importance of good writing. Each student will research and pitch their own original story idea and by the end of the semester will produce an approximately 10-minute long broadcast segment on their chosen topic. In addition time in class devoted to developing your final project, during the semester you will meet and learn from award-winning long-form broadcast news producers, who will come to class to screen and discuss their work.