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Jour75005.1

Advanced Reporting for Social Journalism

Course Details

This class will build on the previous semester’s journalistic course to offer more advanced skills in reporting, crowdsourcing, interviewing, fact-checking, and the like. Students will learn not only how to find and interact with sources and uncover information some would prefer to keep hidden, but how to work collaboratively with a community to find accurate and trustworthy information. They will then determine the optimal form and means for presentation of the information, whether as a text story or a visual story or an event, on a website or through a social network or alternative media tool. They will learn how to create that content as appropriate for the community, the need, and the medium.

Requirement: Students in both the MA-Journalism and the MA-Social Journalism are required publish at least one piece of work each semester in Craft 1 and 2 (MAJ) and Reporting for Social J and Advanced Reporting for Social J (MASJ). Students can fulfill this requirement with work from any first or second-semester class.