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Advanced Health and Sciences Reporting (425-2-20)


Abigail M Foerstner

Meeting Info

303 E. Wacker Dr. 1623: Tues 1:00PM - 3:50PM

Overview of class

Advanced Heath and Sciences Reporting builds on specialization skills you developed in the newsroom and during your Health and Science Seminar. Now, you take it all to the next level with advanced reporting strategies you will learn to apply as we meet as a class with renowned scientists, science reporters and other experts. At the heart of Advanced Reporting, you identify five high-impact stories of your choice that you produce in varied media with a deep dive into field reporting, finding stories in data and applying creative multimedia strategies. The hunt is always on for great stories in this class. Take up the challenge of interviewing diverse sources, prioritizing fundamental social justice issues and incorporating solutions journalism in your reporting. Class workshops showcase strategies, experts, peer discussion and tools for developing experiential stories, utilizing investigative clues, tackling data and data visualizations, analyzing research, and reporting with clarity, impact and accuracy. You leverage your skills and learn new skills to stretch storytelling boundaries for innovative reporting. We publish on the Medill Reports website and expand your approaches for pitching your stories for publication.

Class Materials (Required)


Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Only students in the MSJ program may enroll in these classes