2024 - Spring
WRRII – GloJo
Course Number: JOUR-GA 1022.012
Day & Time: Thu | 2:00 PM – 5:55 PM
Location: 20 Cooper Square, Room 750
Instructor: Jason Maloney
This workshop is the required advanced reporting seminar for GloJo students. It is a participatory workshop designed to further thesis and career preparation through a series of readings and assignments that strengthen student ability to structure longform work, to recognize strong sophisticated reporting and writing worth emulating, to write with voice within a journalism of verification, and to meet interim deadlines to keep thesis planning and reporting on track. This is a hybrid class, alternating between a reporting and writing workshop and a lecture/discussion seminar where we explore how power relations and positionality shape reporting.
Assigned readings, in-class exercises and discussions will build student knowledge of how to report, structure and write a long-form reported narrative piece. Preliminary assignments will include a reported op-ed or feature, a story pitch, and a shorter feature drawn from your long-form work. Discussions will address topics relevant to the challenges of thesis writing; examples include how to responsibly use remote reporting tools; how to incorporate historical background; how to write to engage and hold a reader’s attention; and how to pitch stories to editors.