Reporting in the Age of Social Justice (June 2021)

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June 7, 2021– June 10, 2021

Reporting in the Age of Social Justice (June 2021)

In this four-day workshop — taught live on Zoom — journalists will learn how to conceive, develop and execute stories, in any medium, that leave a distinct mark on society. They’ll also hone their storytelling voice and build skills to navigate the unique challenges of reporting in 2021.

Overview

  • Learn the essential tools for journalists working through a time of unprecedented change
  • Join other reporters for two 90-minute online lessons per day, hosted live by lead faculty John D. Sutter
  • Receive one private coaching session to help you address specific challenges in your community or at your newsroom
  • Build a cohort of colleagues who can help you achieve your goals
  • Apply by Monday, May 10, 2021
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Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Conceive of and execute reporting projects that matter to audiences and society
  • Deploy investigative reporting techniques in service of those projects
  • Request and conduct interviews with greater empathy and sensitivity
  • Find your own footing in the shifting ethical landscape of journalism
  • Storyboard projects in a way that ensures they have impact and resonance
  • Develop an individual voice and style as a storyteller
Sale!

$450.00 $150.00

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Overview

  • Learn the essential tools for journalists working through a time of unprecedented change
  • Join other reporters for two 90-minute online lessons per day, hosted live by lead faculty John D. Sutter
  • Receive one private coaching session to help you address specific challenges in your community or at your newsroom
  • Build a cohort of colleagues who can help you achieve your goals
  • Apply by Monday, May 10, 2021

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In this four-day digital workshop, journalists will gain skills to help them tell stories that matter to audiences and that leave a distinct mark on society. 

John D. Sutter — CNN Contributor, MIT fellow and National Geographic Explorer — returns as Poynter guest faculty to lead this workshop, bringing in prominent guest speakers who will share their field-tested tips for covering the accelerating social change in 2021. Previous instructors have included Juan Arredondo, a photojournalist whose images explore social inequality and frequently appear in The New York Times; Robert Samuels, a national political reporter at The Washington Post, who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people; and Erin Ailworth, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal who has increasingly made “disaster” her beat. Workshop participants will not only learn from experienced reporters during daily sessions, but also have the opportunity to receive one-on-one, personalized coaching from them.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have the skills, connections and inspiration to cover social justice issues safely, ethically and with poignancy.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@newsu.org

Participants will convene for live Zoom workshops twice daily from June 7 to 10. The first session is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. The second session is 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

Monday, June 7

  • Session 1: Introductions: “Real me” exercise
  • Session 2: Turning a topic into a story

Tuesday, June 8

  • Session 1: Investigative reporting essentials
  • Session 2: Storyboarding across mediums

Wednesday, June 9

  • Session 1: Empathy in interviewing
  • Session 2: Journalism ethics in 2021 (Q&A)

Thursday, June 10

  • Session 1: Developing your own storytelling style
  • Session 2: Small group workshops

Each session will focus on reporting and telling stories that matter in this time of unprecedented social change. The workshops will feature guest instructors, interactive Q&As and exercises designed to stretch the participants’ abilities to report and tell high-ambition stories.

Sessions will be recorded and accessible to participants afterward if they are unable to join live.

Participants also will meet in small groups to workshop a project idea with a story coach.

Who should apply

Reporters, writers, producers, videographers, photographers and documentary filmmakers who are excited about telling stories that deal with issues of social justice and social change.

Application process

The process to apply is straightforward and simple. No letter of recommendation or reference is required. Please be prepared to answer questions about your professional experience, areas of interest and basic demographic information.

The deadline to apply is Monday, May 10, 2021. 

Cost

The regular price of this program is $450. Thanks to support from the Lumina Foundation, tuition is $150.

In order to complete your application, we require authorization of payment. Your card will not be charged until you are accepted into the program. Upon acceptance to the program you will receive an email notification and your credit card payment will be processed.

Instructors

Lead Faculty

  • John D. Sutter
    CNN Contributor, MIT fellow and National Geographic Explorer
    John D. Sutter is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Salt Lake City. His work has won the Livingston Award, the IRE Award,...
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