J219 – Sports Reporting

This is a 5 week course: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 and 4/1

Telling True Stories via Sports

Course description: A five week mini-course focusing on craft, access, voice, interviewing, and storytelling skills, all grounded in real-world experience. The sports world will be our nominal laboratory, as it harbors diverse personalities, features natural narrative frameworks, and intersects with topics from business to education to race. That said, students need not have a background in sports, or even a pre-existing interest, and are free to cover other topics if they choose. Sports is considered here as a megaphone and lens through which to focus on the human experience. The course will include: Reading and discussion, guest speakers, drawing out reticent interview subjects, and narrative strategies. Students will work on their skills through short-form exercises, including a personal essay. The format – written, audio, video – is up to the student.



Time:  M 1:00 - 4:00

Location:  142 North Gate (Library)

Class Number:  17891

Section:  11

Units:  1

Length:  5 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

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