The foundation course for all students. Teaches the essential skills of researching, reporting and writing. Students will be assigned a neighborhood in New York and concentrate their reporting there for the semester. Students devote two days a week. The first day is spent in seminar and drill. The second day is spent reporting throughout New York. Frequent writing exercises and stories.
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.