2020 - Summer

Report NY (Session 2)

Course Number: JOUR-UA 21.061

Day & Time: Tue/Wed/Thu, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Judith Schoolman

Syllabus: Download

Albert Class Number: 2483

This course is for pre-college students who want exposure to the craft at a beginner’s level. This class is being taught remotely, by an experienced journalist and educator with proven success in distance teaching.

Students will use social distancing, video conferencing and other forms of social media to practice newly learned news writing skills. Just like most journalists today, students will meet via Zoom, FaceTime and other platforms to have group and one-on-one sessions dealing with news evaluation, reporting and writing techniques.

The COVID -19 quarantine world is THE big news story of the age, and students will learn in real world conditions to separate fact from fiction, use the best journalistic writing techniques and cover the story from a local angle.

The class will cover how reporters are assigned stories, how stories are planned and written, and journalism ethics and responsibilities. For students with and without prior journalism studies or experience.