J-275 Fall 2018
Intro to Audio: Reporting on Policy in an Election Year
Unlike previous semesters, this term Intro to Audio will be co-taught by Director of Audio, Ben Manilla, and Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, CNN commentator, and adjunct professor at Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.
Students will master all the core skills needed to become proficient audio story-tellers. In addition, they’ll gain insight into public policy and the way government sets policy. This exciting cross-disciplinary course pairs GSPP students with J-School students to create audio stories about successful policy solutions on hot topics deployed in cities and states across the country. This class has two goals: 1) finding the best solutions to topical vexing problems facing Americans, and 2) producing and telling stories in a way that captivates all listeners. Many stories – not all stories – will concentrate on public policy and politics.
J-275 is a work-intensive production class and will often demand 10-15 hours a week of non-classroom time.
This unique offering allows students the opportunity to learn the best practices of radio and podcasting as well as illuminating the world of public policy.
Class meets Thursday mornings from 9:30-12:30 in The Greenhouse. Class size is limited to a total of 20 students.