News, Narrative & Design II
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Literary Studies
Course Number: LLSJ 3001
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
This is the second course in a three-course sequence preparing students to do creative and rigorous journalism in a highly competitive and complex media ecosystem. Increased attention will be paid to using design strategies to identify community needs and problem solve audience engagement, considering such factors as context for consumption and multi-channel participation. Brainstorming, research and other design strategies will be used to imagine new ways of reporting and expressing the news. In addition to growing expectations for depth of reporting, increased emphasis will be on creative presentation of work, and telling stories visually as well as through writing. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the role systems thinking plays in reporting their stories, expressing their stories, and inserting their stories into the media ecosystem. The class is project-based and collaborative, with the project to be determined based on needs-based assessment, student interest and skills brought in from other classes. Students will continue focusing on engagement and impact, and be encouraged to experiment. Work will be published through the New School Free Press and/or social media. A designer, a social media editor and a data reporter are embedded in the class. Other experts will be brought in based on student need. This class will have a mentor. Students must have already taken News, Narrative & Design I to register.
Course Open to: Degree Students