Feet in Two Worlds
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5242
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Over the past eight years, Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, has created a unique and highly effective model for training immigrant and ethnic media journalists and bringing their work to new audiences. This course, a collaborative workshop, provides New School students with intersts in communications, journalism, urban issues, food and international affairs, an opportunity to work directly with immigrant journalists and journalists covering New York’s large and diverse immigrant communities. The course puts heavy emphasis on developing writing and audio journalism skills. Students report and write stories for the Fi2W website and Tumblr as well as the broadcast, print and online outlets of Fi2W’s media partners such as WNYC, Voices of New York, BuzzFeed, PRI’s The World, The FilAm, and El Diario/La Prensa. Field work is complemented by readings and in-class discussions addressing the context and background of immigrant urban communities. The course covers subjects at the core of Feet in 2 Worlds’ training and mentoring methods – how to develop a story, journalism ethics, writing for different media platforms (print, broadcast, digital) and social media as a journalism tool.