Television News Magazine Production: 219 West

Advanced Reporting

Course Details

Students will work in teams to produce stories of approximately 10 minutes and create a monthly magazine-format show. They will develop their storytelling skills by identifying compelling central characters and their stories, connecting them to larger issues or common experiences. They will concentrate on in-depth reporting and interviewing techniques and be introduced to sophisticated writing and audio/visual approaches that sustain longer-form pieces. The finished product may qualify as a capstone project.

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

(Video: “219 West” Episode)