2020 - Spring: Advanced Reporting: On the Road in the City (Print/Online track)

Course Number: JOUR-UA 301, section 3

Day & Time: Tue | 6:00 PM – 9:40 PM

Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 659

Instructor: David Dent

Prerequisites: The Beat JOUR-UA 201 (Print/Online sections)

In On The Road in the City, students will go on a series of journeys throughout the city in search of snippets of ordinary life that say something extraordinary about the city and humanity. In the process, students will be in pursuit of the seeds of cultural change. The mission and challenge will be to present those seeds and portraits of life with prose that gives the reader a sense of making the same discoveries. You will also read three books that employ “road” journalism in different ways. The semester will culminate in your own major project that will require you to journey with a social or cultural world of New York.

Notes: Required for students pursuing the print/online track in the journalism major. Counts as an elective for both journalism minors.