Journalism in Practice (301-0-26)
Video Reporting on the Environment & Climate Chang
Craig Weldon Duff
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.
Pre-reqs: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, sophomore standing.
Class Materials (Required)
Attendance at 1st class mandatory
Prerequisites apply, see description
Enrollment Requirements: Pre-req: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, and Medill sophomore, junior, or senior standing