2014 - Summer: Report NY (Session 1)

Course Number: JOUR-UA-302.001 (4 credits, no prerequisites)

Day & Time: Tue/Wed/Thurs, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Summer Session 1 (5/27-7/3)

Location: 20 Cooper Square

Instructor: Kevin Convey

For the next six weeks, we’ll be running a newsroom in which you will learn, practice and master the basics of reporting, news writing and multi-media techniques.  

You will also function as reporters and photographers covering Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick in North Brooklyn and Manhattan neighborhoods of the East Village and Lower East Side and beyond. The goal is getting your work published in the New York Magazine – NYU Journalism news and information site, Bedford + Bowery.   

By the time we are finished, you will be proficient in writing basic news stories and features, conducting interviews, shooting news and feature photos and video for the Web.

This class will be fun, but it will also be intense. I have high expectations for all of you. Classwork will consist of style and news quizzes, timed in-class writing assignments, lectures, discussions and workshops. Homework assignments will consist of daily news readings, readings of classic works of journalism and journalism texts as well a variety of reporting assignments. Like journalism itself, this class will be fun, but it will also be intense. With multimedia support.