Writing the Big City: Reporting in New York
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Writing the Big City: Reporting in New York

Writing the Big City: Reporting in New York

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The New York Times Building

620 8th Ave

15th Floor

New York, NY 10018

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Please note:

  • This course runs on Sundays only.

  • There will be no class on November 27.



We think of New York as the most fascinating city on the planet; a crowded, kinetic hub of creativity and commerce. New York is a dream lab for writers, the repository of millions of stories. This course will teach you how to capture the city in words, pictures and sounds. You will learn to observe New York through the lens of a reporter on a major news website. We will teach you basic skills that a reporter needs to know: How to interview everyone from children to celebrities, how to develop news judgment, how to write compelling articles and how to pitch them to editors. We will also work to improve your writing, photography and video skills. Along the way, you will learn about First Amendment protections and about careers in journalism. Join our street-smart team of young urban journalists. Your byline awaits you!

Course highlights:

  • Visit the newsroom of The New York Times and learn the ins and outs of how a major news organization operates.

  • Hone your writing and interviewing skills through various exercises that will teach you to develop a nose for news and the journalistic skills required to craft compelling stories.

  • Venture outside the newsroom with your classmates and instructors and learn how to use video and audio to create a group reporting project that will be posted on our own Snapchat channel.

  • Start building your future in journalism — explore the best college journalism programs, internships and more.

Who is this course for: High school students who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of great journalism alongside the latest tools and emerging technologies that are enabling journalists around the world to bring stories to life.


Instructor:

Ari Goldman

Journalist and Educator, The New York Times and Columbia University

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