Newswriting and Reporting



Section 1 is now full for Spring 2023. If you wish to be added to the waitlist for this course, please contact us at If enough students are on the wait list, we may add a 2nd Section.

In this course, you will learn the central aspects of newswriting and reporting for both print and digital platforms, from crafting the unique structure of a news story, to organizing complex information into truthful, objective, and accurate journalism. Whether you are interested in covering local concerts or sporting events, developing and following a beat, crafting news-focused features, or breaking news, this course will help you build a foundation of skills and strategies. You will gain experience in finding and reporting news stories, conducting interviews and background reporting, and working with an editor to turn it all into a coherent, compelling, and impartial piece of journalism. By the end of this course, you will have found, pitched, and produced a news story that complies with current journalistic standards and practices for both digital and print platforms as well as gained a working understanding of journalism ethics. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA). Email or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the central issues and responsibilities of news journalists
  • Familiarity with interviewing, reporting, and writing processes
  • Working knowledge of current journalism ethics
  • A piece of journalistic writing suitable for publication

Ideal for

  • Aspiring writers, podcasters, filmmakers, or other professionals interested in projects with newsworthy angles
  • The curious and creative
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2023
    • Date

      Feb 22 - Apr 12
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $649