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Journalism in Practice (301-0-26)


Video Reporting on the Environment & Climate Chang


Craig Weldon Duff

Meeting Info

McCormick Foundation Ctr 2107: Tues, Thurs 12:00PM - 2:30PM

Overview of class

This 301 course is an introduction to video journalism, focused on reporting on environmental issues in Evanston and beyond. Using professional cameras and audio gear, we'll learn the craft of video storytelling, from reporting and shooting to writing and editing. Students will do weekly practice assignments to develop skills, and will then work in pairs to create a short piece suitable for publication on a local Evanston news site. The class will also feature guest lectures from working video storytellers and environmental reporters and experts. The course is designed as a first step for those interested in pursuing video in their careers. The instructor is a former Senior Producer in the CNN Environment Unit and the director of a New York Times/Discovery Channel documentary about climate change in the Arctic.

Registration Requirements

Pre-reqs: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, sophomore standing.

Class Materials (Required)


Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory
Prerequisites apply, see description
No Freshmen

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Pre-req: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, and Medill sophomore, junior, or senior standing