Journalism: teaching local reporting
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What does reporting mean, and how is it different from writing? What does it mean to report on a community? What does it mean to be a reporter, and what ethical issues do journalists face? How is a news story structured, from start to finish? What are some basics of journalism history? I'm interested in developing a collaborative journalism classroom project based on local issues reporting. In the fall of 2006 I designed the curriculum for a semester-long seminar at S.U.N.Y. on news writing and reporting. This would be a version of the class I've taught in the past, tailored for the specific needs of kids and the OLPC platform.
Geeta Dayal - gdayal (at) alum (dot) mit (dot) edu. I've taught several journalism classes in the past. I have several years of experience working as a print journalist, and on large-scale multimedia and documentary projects for PBS and public radio.
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