Day & Time: Mon 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: 20 Cooper, room 750
Course ID: JOUR-UA 201.004
Instructor: Jane Stone
Prerequisites: Investigating Journalism, Journalistic Inquiry: The Written Word (JOUR-UA 101), (Journalistic Inquiry: Multimedia JOUR-UA 102)
Broadcast sections of The Beat require department consent to enroll. To obtain a permission code, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is designed to hone the student journalist’s ability to research and report deeply and to be able to imagine and develop fresh ideas, test them with the strength of his or her reporting and research, and then to present them in story form. Students will be expected to keep weekly beat notes or blogs, exploring what is current in the topic and demonstrating week after week the shoeleather they have worn in pursuit of their subject matter. Out of this work will come four or five stories in narrative, explanatory or investigative style, depending on the instructor and the specific assignment. Syllabi differ by content of the course but all sections emphasize idea development, interview technique, reporting, background research and writing skills across genres. Broadcast sections vary only by medium.