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Journalism

  • Hones Multimedia Storytelling Skills
  • Explores Traditional and Digital Media
  • Develops Technical Skills

Over the past 25 years, journalism has experienced huge changes in the gathering, creation, and dissemination of news content. These cutting-edge courses ground you in the here and now of writing and producing features, breaking news, and multimedia stories. You will gain practical training in research and reporting, while building technical skills to produce strong narrative stories for a variety of media—newspapers, magazines, video, websites, blogs, podcasts, social media platforms, among others.

Feature Writing for Print and Digital Media

This practical workshop is designed to prepare you for writing and publishing feature articles.

2019 Spring
1 section

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.

2019 Spring
1 section

Writing Parenthood: Writing for a Growing Market

Produce a polished, ready-to-publish work of nonfiction about parenthood for a growing market.

2019 Spring
1 section

Podcasting, Radio Reporting, and Storytelling: A Crash Course in Audio

Learn everything you need to launch your own podcast or to begin a career in radio journalism.

2019 Spring
2 sections

Creating a Narrative Podcast

Learn how to develop and pitch your very own narrative podcast series.

2 sections

Multimedia Storytelling

Receive a comprehensive overview of multimedia storytelling and gain practical experience in all facets of digital story production.

2019 Spring
1 section

Newswriting: Writing Above the Fold

In this course taught by a New York Times reporter, learn the central aspects of newswriting.

2019 Spring
1 section

Write What You Know

Sharpen your writing skills by reporting and writing on personal (or other people’s) experiences.

2019 Spring
1 section

Interviews and Profiles

Learn how to conduct effective interviews, fashion them into articles, and get them published.

Reporting, Researching, and Writing the News

Focus on the basic principles of news reporting with an emphasis on learning by doing.

Navigating the Business of Podcasting

Explore opportunities to support your podcast through sponsorships, and discuss ways to increase distribution and discoverability.

Podcasting: Creating Interview and Conversation Shows

Acquire the skills you need to develop and launch your own podcast featuring interviews or conversation.

Writing Out on the Edge: Making the Margins Marketable

Editors want diversity on their essay and opinion pages, and this course will reveal how to turn outsider status into a selling point.