2016 - Spring
Elective Reporting Topics: Covering Global Crisis, Conflict and Human Rights.
Course Number: JOUR-UA 204.001 Elective Reporting Topics
Day & Time: Thur 2:30pm-6:10pm
Location: 20 Cooper, room 652
Instructor: Jason Maloney
This introduction to international journalism uses topics of human rights, crisis and development as a practical framework for building students’ reporting abilities.
Do these kinds of stories resonate with you?
All of these have been the focus of recent student assignments for Covering Global Crisis, Conflict and Human Rights. Through this course, students will acquire a strong intellectual understanding of these kinds of issues while gaining the journalistic skills to collect engaging material in the field and craft those findings into impactful final narratives. They will explore the ethical, cultural, logistical, even psychological challenges of foreign reporting. Though we will report from New York, we will extensively cover the practical skills needed to work in the world’s most remote locations. Professor Jason Maloney actively reports in these environments, so his continuing firsthand knowledge helps inform the class, both on the dynamics of the places we study and how to report on them.