English Cijr. Introduction to Journalism: Workshop

Instructor: Jill Abramson
Terms: Fall Term, Spring Term

M., 4:00 to 6:59 | Location: Barker 018

Enrollment: Limited to 12.

An intense seminar for those interested in understanding the changing role of journalism and in learning the art of reporting and writing narrative stories. The course is intended for those contemplating careers as journalists or because they want a better sense of how journalism really works. Coursework will include two narrative articles that are ready for publication. Readings will include some of the best examples of modern journalism, from magazine features by authors including Gay Talese to multimedia narratives such as The New York Times’ “Snow Fall.”

Note: Admission based on submitted samples of writing. Class will not meet during shopping week.

Application Cover Sheet (if drop-down menus do not display, click save as to fill out form)

Supplemental Application Information: Please submit a letter of interest (2-3 pages) explaining what excites you about journalism. What newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio or video news shows do you follow regularly and what about them do you find compelling? Also explain what is your biggest strength and weakness as a writer and what areas you hope to improve. Is there a teacher, article, book or movie that has influenced your growth as a reader or writer? If you have written or published any articles, please feel free to submit one with your letter, but this is by no means required.

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