2020 - Spring: Journalistic Inquiry: Multimedia

Course Number: JOUR-UA 102, section 1

Day & Time: Tue | 9:00 AM – 12:40 PM

Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 750

Instructor: Phil Rosenbaum

Syllabus: Download

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.

Equipment Insurance is required: Purchase equipment insurance for a full year through College Student Insurance (CSI) https://collegestudentinsurance.com/. CSI covers the gear checked out from the Journalism Equipment Room plus personal items such as laptops and cell phones. Our suggested CSI plan costs $155 with a $500 deductible.