Learn journalistic techniques and stylistic tricks to help communicate concisely and persuasively while developing your unique style and perspective.
Students will develop and enhance their journalism skills, learn best practices for a changing professional environment and use New York City as the context for reporting and writing on a wide range of issues, from the personal to societal.
Students will work on developing strong research and critical thinking skills through instruction and practice in interviewing, researching and fact-checking. Topics of discussion and investigation may also include one or more of the following: the art of the interview, reviewing and using public records, attending news and press events, research and fact-checking. Writing instruction may also include training in AP style and/or The New York Times house style; covering controversial topics; recognizing bias in reporting; ethics in journalistic practices; and the business of journalism.
This course is taught by a wide variety of instructors who will imbue the general syllabus with a focus on their own areas of journalistic and topical expertise. Each instructor will create a unique learning experience, helping students sharpen pitches as well as sharing tips to get published.
Previous trips include:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City neighborhoods and art centers
NYC cultural events
The New York Times newsroom
Guest Speakers and Lecturers:
Suzanne MacNeille, 36 Hours Editor, The New York Times
Kerri MacDonald, Social Media Photo Editor, The New York Times
Amy Herman, Author: “The Art of Perception”
Kate Taylor, Education Reporter, The New York Times
Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Law Press Center
Michael Schwirtz, Investigative Reporter Metro Desk, The New York Times
Yana Paskova, Freelance Photographer, The New York Times
Emily Hager, former Videographer, The New York Times
Ken Belson, Sports Writer, The New York Times
Emma Fitzsimmons, Transit Reporter, The New York Times
Liz Robbins, Immigration Reporter, The New York Times
Cost and Session Information
Day Program: $5,150*
Residential Program: $5,750*
Dates: July 7 - July 19
*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.