2019 - Spring
Investigative Team: Collaborative with ProPublica
Course Number: JOUR-GA 1182.012
Day & Time: Friday, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Rm 657
Instructor: Tom Jennings
Investigative Team: Collaborative with ProPublica is a practicum in long-form project reporting in support of two active investigations with ProPublica, the on-line newsroom renowned for its in-depth, long-form accountability reporting. Students will work with ProPublica journalists and as the semester progresses will be encouraged to pitch individual story ideas developed in conjunction with the class work. Class discussions will focus on the reporting assignments at hand, out of which will be drawn discussions and lectures about investigative reporting techniques, story development, and the collaborative reporting process. Reporting will be required outside of class.
The class is for graduate students to use skills they have learned and developed in the field, applying them in a real-world experience. Admission is by consent of the instructor, and a 500-word written statement on your background and interest in investigative reporting is required for admission. Students from all tracks of study are encouraged to apply; the team approach requires a variety of interests.
Contact Tom Jennings with questions: email@example.com
If you are interested in Tom Jennings’ spring 2019 course please submit a 500 word essay on your background and interest in investigative reporting to Tiffany Charbonier (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:59 pm on November 1, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. Your application should be saved in a Word or PDF file and include your full name, net id, class year (first, second), and concentration in the heading of the paper. NOTE: Only students who are currently journalism master’s students will be considered for this course.