2024 - Fall

Journalistic Inquiry: Multimedia

Course Number: JOUR-UA 102.006

Day & Time: Thu | 5:00 PM – 8:40 PM

Location: 20 Cooper Square, Room 652

Instructor: Sam Egan

Prerequisites: Journalistic Inquiry: The Written Word 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.

Questions? Email undergraduate.journalism@nyu.edu.

Students enrolled in this course will need to obtain special audio-visual equipment which requires that they purchase insurance. You will also need to obtain additional small pieces of equipment (e.g. an external hard drive) on your own. For more information, please review the Journalistic Inquiry: Multimedia JOUR-UA 102 Equipment Guide.