ENGL 721 (01) - Advanced Reporting

Advanced Reporting

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54874
While the theme of this course is teaching students advanced techniques of writing and reporting, each semester the course is offered it focuses on different areas of journalism. One semester, students may learn multimedia reporting - storytelling across multiple platforms, including video and audio - and in other semesters the course may focus on sportswriting. Yet in others, students will develop their news reporting skills. The course may be taken multiple times for credit with the approval of the Journalism Program Director. Prereq: 'B' or better in ENGL 621 and written permission of instructor.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Inclusive Newsroom
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Mei-Ling McNamara

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 104
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2022 Course details

Storytelling and Society

This course explores ways in which issues in our society can be framed within a multitude of journalistic storytelling frameworks. Students will work individually and in groups to critique, craft and create different in-depth reporting projects around issues pertinent to the society they live in now. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to experiment with different techniques in journalistic storytelling, including visual, audio and text formats, while pitching pieces around thematic topics such as gender, race, media, education, environment or criminal justice.  

Please contact Prof. Tom Haines if you want to enroll in ENGL 721 in Spring 2022: tom.haines@unh.edu

ENGL 721 will be taught by Dr. Mei-Ling McNamara in spring 2022.  Dr. McNamara works as a print and documentary journalist, with a focus on human rights, criminal and social justice issues, and in-depth investigations. She produces multimedia investigations with the Guardian, and has worked for a number of international and national media outlets, including CNN International and Al-Jazeera English as a reporter, producer and documentary filmmaker.