INVESTIGATIVE VIDEO REPORTING: The Children’s Story
MEDP 399.58 / IMA 780.58 / URBG 787.16
Mondays, 5:30-8:30, Room 436HN
This course will meld investigative and video reporting techniques to explore child welfare issues in New York City. The course, taught by this year’s Jack Newfield Visiting Professor, Barbara Nevins Taylor, honors the memory of late award winning, muckraking journalist Jack Newfield. In the Newfield tradition the class will investigate issues that affect the poorest children in the city. Our focus includes hunger, foster care, the juvenile justice system, homelessness and HIV/AIDS. The class will produce video reports to air on a professional platform.
Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Media Studies, Journalism and Urban Studies are eligible. Interested students should have taken advanced courses in either reporting, video production or urban studies. (Video production experience is not a necessary prerequisite for journalism or urban planning students wishing to take the course.)
To apply, please send a paragraph explaining your qualifications and why you would like to take the course to:
Prof. Kelly Anderson, Deputy Chair for Media Studies,
Dept. of Film and Media Studies