Breaking News Desk

Course Details

An increasing number of young journalist are being thrust into hybrid reporting-editing roles at fast-paced digital news operations. They need to to find stories, via everything from the wires to social media trending topics, and quickly produce shareable posts. They need to quickly write engaging push alerts, headlines and social media lures. They need to make constant judgement calls at a time when verification is more crucial than ever. In this 10-session course, breaking news editors from two top outlets will teach the skills needed to navigate a job where your immediate employment – and long-term reputation – can hinge not only consistently turning out quality work on the fly, but making quick and correct decisions.