NYU JournalismSummer Journalism @ NYU
Earn credits and hone your skills this summer! Session 2:  July 6 – August 15, 2021 
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There is still time to apply and register for a course! Visiting students welcome; precollege classes available.

All of our courses can be found on our website here, including a new precollege course option: Writing the Profile: Capturing Character taught by Jen Ortiz. Not sure if you’re eligible? Curious how much a course costs? Check out our FAQs here, and start your application here: Precollege or College.

Session 2 Courses (4 credits)
Introduction to Narrative Podcasting | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). A producer and host who has worked with the likes of Audible and NPR, Todd Whitney teaches you how to tell compelling stories through sound. By the end of the course, students will complete professional-quality pieces to add to their portfolios.

Covering a Beat Through the LGBTQ Lens | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). The LGBTQ story is diverse and evolving. New this summer, Spencer Macnaughton will teach fundamental reporting skills by investigating a community that has often been overlooked and/or reviled. You’ll explore the difference between a topic and a story, between advocacy and journalism, and you’ll develop crucial interviewing tactics that will serve you long term, no matter your career path.

Writing the Profile: Capturing Character | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Cosmopolitan editor Jen Ortiz teaches the art of the profile—from long-form pieces to 150-word one-question Q+As. Learn from a pro what makes for a compelling piece and how to pull it together! By the end of the course you will have a feature profile with your byline on it.

DIY YouTube for Journalists | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Writer, NYTimes freelancer, and yes, YouTuber with over 560,000 followers, Seth Kugel will get you up to speed on posting journalistic content on YouTube–essentially the only longform social media platform out there. You’ll create your own YouTube channel and produce a video a week covering themes of your choice. 

Eating America: Food Reporting and Writing | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer Mayukh Sen guides students through food journalism’s many forms. Learn to write personal essays and profiles while grappling with the various challenges many professional food writers are currently facing. We’ll pay particular attention to labor, working towards a profile of no more than 1,500 words of someone who works in any part of the food industry—a grocery store worker, a delivery driver, a farmer, a restaurant line cook, a chef—who’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Music! Film! TV! Writing Popular Culture | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Learn how to document pop culture through blogs, reviews, criticism and more with entertainment journalist and author Clover Hope.

Style NY: Covering the Fashion Industry | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Fashion editor Jessica Minkoff guides you through all aspects of covering the fashion industry, from writing trend pieces to the fast-paced world of blogs and social media.

2 Credit Course
Writing the Think Piece | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Guided by journalist Mathew Rodriguez, you will work to define a think piece, examine the 24/7 news cycle and cultural calendar for story ideas, hone your voice, and write and rewrite–resulting in several pieces of polished, publishable work. More relevant than ever.

For precollege students only (4 college credits)
Report NY | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). This course is for precollege students who want exposure to the craft at a beginner’s level. It’s a class in gathering and writing the news, including news evaluation, reporting and writing techniques, and specialized beats. It’s designed to provide extensive practice. It covers how reporters are assigned stories, how stories are planned and written, and journalism ethics and responsibilities. Students report and write stories under newsroom conditions. For students with and without prior journalism studies or experience.