J260 Investigative Reporting for Print/TV
This class is designed to build on students' fundamental reporting and writing skills by learning the basics of investigative reporting. It is journalism that often bridges traditional beats to examine systems and institutions.
In this class, you will enhance your interviewing skills, learn the difference between newspaper and television interviews; learn how to set up a two-camera shoot; work with public records; and develop and protect sources.
In past years, students have been involved in production of "Frontline" films and Web sites. Past projects produced by the class include work on:
"Al Qaeda's New Front"
"Secret History of the Credit Card"
"Chasing the Sleeper Cell"
Students will be required to become familiar with the development of investigative reporting and its place in American history.
The seminar will meet regularly on Fridays, 11-1, and occasionally at other times to accommodate special guests or lectures.
Students can propose projects for class credit and are encourage to incorporate the class in their master's projects.
Restrictions and Prerequisites:
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- Location: B-1 North Gate
- Time: 11-1 F
- CCN: 48165
- Section: 1
- Units: 3
- Fee: No
- Enrollment Limit: 15