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Social Justice Reporting in Chicago


Ava Thompson Greenwell

Meeting Info

McCormick Foundation Ctr 2107: Tues, Thurs 3:00PM - 4:50PM

Overview of class

This course will focus on social justice reporting through a partnership with the WTTW (PBS) editorial team and Prof. AvaThompson Greenwell (former WTTW freelance correspondent). Weekly sessions will guide students in producing broadcast-quality stories that will appear online or on one the WTTW broadcasts: Black Voices, Latino Voices and/or Chicago Tonight.

This advanced reporting course will provide opportunities for students to dig deeper into systemic inequity in and around the Chicago area. Students are required to have strong reporting and videography skills, along with a deep interest in covering both problems and solutions to the city's long-standing racial and economic disparities.

Class Materials (Required)


Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory
Registration is By Application Only

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: This section is currently closed to registration. Please contact the department directly with any questions.
Add Consent: Department Consent Required