Topics in Journalism: Techniques of Narrative Journalism|
Spring 2015 not offered
Techniques of narrative journalism, with an emphasis on profile-writing as a means of powerful storytelling that captures both internal and external action. Weekly reading and writing assignments, resulting in each student's production of a narrative profile suitable for publication.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Readings will include magazine articles by Gay Talese, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe and Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, as well as recently published narrative profiles in The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and other daily newspapers. Class discussion will include visits from working journalists who practice the narrative craft.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Early assignments explore techniques that are central to narrative journalism. Frequent short essays (1-5 pages) offer practice in establishing setting, character, plot movement, and dialog. Other exercises focus on interviewing skills.
As a final project students write a longer profile and prepare it for publication.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Juniors and seniors from any major may apply by submitting a brief statement of interest to Professor Anne Greene by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the email subject line "POI for Narrative Journalism." Please apply by Monday, November 5th.
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