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Breaking News Desk

Course Details

When most students graduate, many of their first jobs will be working in fast-paced writing/editing/ multimedia jobs. We will be teaching them how to find stories via sources such as Dataminr, Crowdtangle and other platforms and write live stories during press conferences, hearings or debates. Students will be expected to write quickly and cleanly during breaking news, combining their own original reporting with information from other sources within the newsroom. We will also be teaching how to write heds/deks, push alerts and social media posts to maximize eyeballs to their stories. Students will learn how to find photos and cut video to enhance their stories. And finally, we will teach how to verify information.