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Foundations of Video Journalism (400-0-26)


Matthew Minton Orr

Meeting Info

Washington, DC Bureau: Mon 2:00PM - 4:50PM

Overview of class

In this dynamic, hands-on course, you will learn the best practices of video storytelling, adding new skills to your repertoire every week. Through an immersive approach—with both classroom exercises and story assignments—students will get lots of practice in reporting, shooting and editing video. Given the current media environment, these are essential skills regardless of what medium students aspire to work in.

Class Materials (Required)

Because lab access cannot be guaranteed during the pandemic, Medill will be providing licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud software, but students will need to have a computer of their own that is capable of running the programs. Minimum technical specifications from Adobe can be found here:

Class Notes

You will be responsible for your own travel expenses to reporting locations, which may include taxis, rideshares, trains and other forms of transport other than your CTA card.

Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory
Course meets in Washington DC