For the first time, we will collaborate this year on a project that we plan to publish in The New Food Economy, the non-profit digital newsroom where Prof. Stabiner is an editor. We’ll talk a lot about structure. The students in City Newsroom will cover all of New York City. program. You’ll learn and practice the specialized interviewing, reporting and writing skills used to portray individuals. This seven-week course will equip students to cover end-of-life issues, including terminal illness, murders, suicides and fatal accidents in both the personal and public spheres. You could approach the sharp polarization of American politics by looking at how people form their beliefs and filter out information that contradicts their established views. This course will teach you how to identify, report and write with verve such a time-honored narrative. This course will prepare students to cover militaries and intelligence services, whether in the United States or abroad. Freedom of the press in the U.S. is __________________. We will learn about using interviews, observation, documents and data – all in service to the story. We will work on cultivating your ideas; honing your descriptive skills; finding the right tone, the right words and the right structure. Along with helping students report and write a good ideas piece, the course will hopefully also teach them a way of thinking about stories in general: a way of looking under the surface of events and seeing some larger cultural force at work. Just about every journalist has to cover death, whether a fireman’s funeral, a fatal car crash, a memorial service or a simple obituary of a community leader. students at the Journalism School take a seven-week writing module in the fall semester; options include news writing, feature writing and classes in writing for the ear. B.A., Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tony Rogers has an M.S. And we will look at journalism’s role in human rights. While still in New York, students will select and begin to report on the stories that they want to cover while traveling. It illuminates lives lived in our times.”. This class is for those of you who want to someday run the show, rather than be run by someone else. At a March 13 panel on media bias at Columbia’s journalism school, John Leo, a columnist for U.S. News & World Report, said, “It used to be that anybody could be a reporter by walking in the door. The decades old human rights movement evolved from the scorched earth of the World Wars, when millions of refugees and survivors of genocide demanded justice. And, once we have our story ideas, how do we go about adding context and new facts via our own original reporting, plus Web and library research? NFE staff members, including managing editor Jesse Hirsch and senior editors and specialists in audience engagement and production, will be part of the process. We will work on small group projects and individual stories, with rigorous editing. The entire class will meet from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and the third group of students will remain afterward to workshop stories from 6:45 to 8 p.m.  Students will write three substantial stories. We will also undertake a class project about the war in Syria, incorporating data journalism methods and investigative reporting on public records, satellite imagery, user-generated content and confidential source development. Last year's project told the stories of NYC's restaurant workers, and the year before that we tackled food insecurity in a city where one in five people isn't sure where dinner's coming from. With the help of experts on trauma, students will discuss best practices about interviewing the bereaved and survivors. Students will read current and historic business stories, with an eye towards seeing what makes them stand out.