Course Number: JOUR-UA 301.003
Day & Time: Thurs 2:00pm-5:40pm
Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 750
Instructor: Jason Maloney
Prerequisite: The Beat – Broadcast sections (JOUR-UA 201)
Broadcast sections of The Beat require department consent to enroll. To obtain a permission code, email email@example.com.
In previous classes, students have learned the rudiments of story selection, writing and shooting. This class advances those skills, with the added pressure of meeting real deadlines; i.e., producing pieces that air on a live, weekly news broadcast. Stories will gradually grow in complexity over the semester.
Class one. Explanation of what the students will be expected to do during the semester, including how grades will be determined. Discussion of types of stories to be done and how they should be researched and presented to the professor for approval. Students are instructed to bring in story ideas by the next session. There will be attention to interviewing skills. All story ideas must be accompanied by a list of questions to be asked.
Students are required to do 4 stories of normal length and one more complicated, longer final piece.