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 sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.

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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

1 section

  • Fall 2023

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2023
    • Date

      Sep 27 - Nov 15
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      6:30PM-9:00PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      8
    • Location

      Instructor Led