This hands-on course—designed for non-journalism majors—guides students through the process of producing radio journalism pieces by building their skills in writing, interviewing, editing, and voicing. Throughout the semester, each student will write, report, edit, and produce a four-minute feature story about a social issue that is important to them. These stories will be published online, and some will be broadcast on KBIA, our local NPR member station.
This course encourages students to explore personal identity and community social issues, and to understand how they can use storytelling as a tool for positive social change. During each class, students will engage in conversations about journalism, identity, truth, vulnerability, and empathy. Students will leave the course with hard skills in writing, editing, interviewing, using audio recording equipment, and using audio editing software.
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