2021 – 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 761 (TV Studio)
Instructor: Phil Rosenbaum
Prerequisites: Journalistic Inquiry JOUR-UA 101
Note: This course is designed for students who plan to attend in-person only. If there is a possibility that you will need to attend remotely at any point in the semester, we encourage you to enroll in section 4, taught by Professor Carol Cassidy, which meets at the same time and will be taught online.
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.