Advanced Audio Reporting and News Writing

Advanced Reporting

Course Details

This course builds on the editorial and production skills learned in the first semester Fundamentals of Audio Reporting course and the reporting and writing skills of Craft I. It fulfills the second semester Advanced Reporting requirement. Students strengthen their research, reporting and writing for the ear skills—and hone their recording and digital editing skills—through lectures, class discussion, in-class exercises, independent and team projects, and critical listening sessions. The course emphasizes original reporting and enterprise stories. Over the course of the semester, students pitch and complete quick-turnaround daybook stories and short features. They also work on two team newscasts recorded live-to-tape and produced on deadline.

Through this course, students gain skills and experience to prepare them for work as reporters and producers in radio news and for news and current events podcasts. This course is also excellent preparation for AudioFiles, the third-semester Audio News Magazine course. The class incorporates discussions on the ethics of audio news reporting, diversity and representation in audio journalism, and how podcasting is impacting the audio industry.

This course fulfills the prerequisites for the following advanced, team-based audio production classes in fall semester: JOUR 73452 Audio News Magazine: AudioFiles and JOUR 76009 Narrative Podcast Workshop.