Over the course of the semester, students will mimic what it is like to work on stories from start to finish, just as they would in a real-life newsroom. Students can expect to develop abilities in basic reporting and writing and expect to be challenged to expand their capacity for journalism with real-world practice – focusing on the core skills of research, interviewing, and digesting and presenting important information.
While some of what students will learn will be technical in nature, for example practicing how to shoot sequences or learning basic effects in Adobe Premiere, the main priority will be to learn and practice the essential elements of storytelling and reporting. The basics will be discussed in the classroom, but these skills are best learned by doing and critique.
A large portion of this course is dedicated to reporting, writing, and producing news packages for American Journalism Online’s publication, The Click.