2020 – Fall: Journalistic Inquiry: Multimedia

Course Number: JOUR-UA 102, section 2

Day & Time: Wed | 1:05pm-4:45pm

Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 654

Instructor: Carol Cassidy

Prerequisites: Journalistic Inquiry JOUR-UA 101

In Multimedia, students learn how to report news and feature stories using photographs, video, and audio, with an emphasis on storytelling techniques. The course covers how to develop story ideas, reporting techniques, scripting, audio and visual digital editing, and multimedia storytelling structures. The class is divided into three segments: audio, photography, and video designed for web production. Classes will incorporate lectures, including the “best practices” in audio and video; class discussion; and in and out-of-class assignments. Ethical and copyright issues involved in multimedia reporting will also be explored. Students should be prepared to spend about 4-6 hours a week outside of class on reporting assignments.

Notes: Required for the journalism major and the minor in broadcast and multimedia journalism. Counts as an elective for the minor in print and online journalism.