2019 - Spring: WRRII – SHERP

Day & Time: Monday, 10:00am-3:15pm
Location: Room 655
Course ID: JOUR-GA 1022.002
Instructor: Stephen S. Hall

Writing and Reporting Workshop II is an introduction to long-form science journalism. Drawing on the narrative techniques of great fiction, students will produce news features, books (proposals and outlines), reported essays, stand-alone videos and explanatory pieces. In addition to these major assignments, there will be extensive in-class writing and reading exercises, including character sketches, op-eds and close textual analysis. Most classes will also reserve time for an informal “story meeting,” where students will pitch story ideas. This will culminate with a formal query letter pitched to a specific media outlet.