Develop storytelling skills in video, audio and photo.
M.S. students have many opportunities to learn and develop multimedia journalism skills during the fall and spring semesters. Students have options for taking production classes in these disciplines: video storytelling, audio storytelling and photojournalism. Additionally, most non-production classes also feature some multimedia production training.
Students are given intensive instruction in the use of professional multimedia tools, but classes are always deeply focused on developing reporting and storytelling skills.
Video storytelling classes teach students to shoot on professional-level video cameras and to edit on industry-standard software. Students are trained to identify video-worthy stories, to effectively interview subjects and to film compelling sequences and scenes. These classes are designed for students interested in producing films for the web and cinema.
Audio storytelling classes focus on breaking news as well as documentary storytelling techniques. Students are trained to report, interview, script and edit compelling audio stories suited for radio broadcast or podcasting. These classes are designed for students looking to work on radio, in digital newsrooms or independently.
Photojournalism classes cover in great detail the mechanics and artistry of photography. Students are taught how to report and photograph using professional-level cameras and to edit photos on industry-standard software. Students are also taught the aesthetics, ethics and history of photojournalism. These classes are designed for students interested in becoming photojournalists with deep technical and reporting skills.
In addition to these classes, many instructors encourage and work with students to incorporate multimedia elements into their reporting.
Please note: The classes listed here represent recent offerings at the Journalism School. Choices vary each semester depending on faculty availability and other considerations. Classes described now may change or be dropped to make room for new additions.
Eva Anderson, '17 M.S., provides us with a good example of a strong deadline news story about a campaign to reduced subway fares for low-income New Yorkers.NYC Residents Push for Subway “Fair Fares”
Yingying Xie, '16 M.S., wrote "The Little Planet" while classmate Tiger Wang took photos and videos.See their multimedia project.
Bailey Bryant, '17 M.S., reporting on deadline for The Ink on a low-cost gymnastics program in Harlem.Hall of Fame Athlete Brings Low-Cost Gymnastics to Harlem
In just one day, Prof. Michael Shapiro's Reporting students put together an interactive map how the story about impeachment Americans hear and read varies depending on where they live.Battleground America
Professor of Journalism
Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Journalism
Professor of Professional Practice; Co-Director, M.A. Science Journalism Program; Provost's Senior Faculty Teaching Scholar
Associate Professor of Professional Practice