Newswriting and Reporting
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.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Journalism. It may be taken to pursue this certificate, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-998-7289.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
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
- Aspiring writers, podcasters, filmmakers, or other professionals interested in projects with newsworthy angles
- The curious and creative