Journalism and Creative Nonfiction
- Develops Voice
- Strengthens Technical Skills
- Shapes Tone and Style
The ability to tell an engaging and compelling story is fundamental to both journalistic writing and creative nonfiction. Learn the technical reporting skills necessary for a career in journalism or gain the confidence to write and publish your memoir, personal essay, or opinion piece. Develop strong stories for a variety of media—print and digital magazines and newspapers, video, podcasts, social media platforms--and learn to pitch your work to editors. Try an introductory or advanced class or explore our Certificate in Journalism and Newswriting .
This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Freelance Journalism: How to Pitch and Sell Stories
Learn how to hatch fresh story ideas that will draw editors’ attention and how to portray these ideas in winning ways.
Interviews and Profiles
Learn how to conduct effective interviews, fashion them into articles, and get them published.
Introduction to Podcasting and Radio Reporting
If you want to create a podcast or work in radio, learn everything you need to get started in this beginner’s workshop.
Bias in American Media: An Overview
When working in media jobs, it’s essential to be both a savvy consumer of the news as well as a thoughtful editor. This class, taught by a...
Introduction to the Media Industry
In this two-session course taught by a senior magazine editor with deep experience in newspaper, magazine, and digital media as well as...
Multimedia storytelling has the power to provide context and depth to news stories, fundraising drives, marketing campaigns, and personal...
Raise your arts IQ and gain a solid understanding of how to write publishable articles that inform and entertain and can be pitched to major outlets.
Newswriting and Reporting
In this course, you will learn the central aspects of newswriting and reporting for both print and digital platforms,...
Feature Writing for Print and Digital Media
This practical workshop is designed to prepare you for writing and publishing feature articles.
Creative nonfiction is an expansive mode of inquiry that integrates personal narrative with critical reflection. In this course, we’ll...
Writing About Health and Beauty
This nonfiction writing course will give you the tools to write and sell health and beauty stories for a robust and growing market.
Creating a Narrative Podcast
Acquire the training to launch your own story-driven podcast series, and leave the course with your own 15- to 20-minute pilot.
Editing Articles and Essays to Submit for Publication
When it comes to editing your writing for publication, your construction needs to be tight. In this interactive workshop, instructor Estelle...
How to Write Op-Eds and Personal Essays
Learn how to write essays and then get them published in magazines, in newspapers, and online.
Writing Midlife and Beyond
Learn how to shape your personal experiences and reporting into a compelling, publishable essay or feature for the midlife and beyond market.
Produce a polished, ready-to-publish personal essay or hybrid essay/reported piece about parenthood for a growing market.
Writing a Strong Ending to an Article or Essay
In writing reported articles, essays, or short-memoir style pieces, it is essential to be able to craft a satisfying ending that ties all the...
Writing a Strong Introduction to an Article or Essay
In writing short nonfiction, such as essays or short-memoir style pieces, crafting an opening that gets the reader to the heart of the story can...
Advanced Podcast Workshop
As a self-motivated emerging podcaster with editing experience a background in audio storytelling, get feedback on your work-in-progress.