Course description

First-person journalism is an exciting genre that combines a personal perspective with solid research and observations of the larger world. This intensive January session course emphasizes both long and short formats—from topical features to investigative reports to book-length works of first-person journalism. It underscores the difference between journalism and creative nonfiction, and the way those two genres often merge. Students do a lot of writing and get practice pitching ideas to editors. For a final project, students have the option of producing several short pieces or one long work of first-person journalism.

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