International Feature Writing in the Age of COVID-19

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Date: May 4, 2021 – May 24, 2021
Location: Online

This course is open to: 

  • College and university-level participants. Some journalism experience or academic background is helpful but not essential.
  • Journalists who have some experience but would like to increase their skills and knowledge.
  • Anyone who can demonstrate a genuine interest in journalism.
Looking for something valuable to do this May, this time from the safety and comfort of your own home?

This four-week, hands-on journalism course provides you with an unrivaled opportunity to learn the craft of the foreign correspondent from a veteran of the media business – Dinah Richter Spritzer. As a journalist Dinah has contributed to The New York Times, USA Today, Elle and Conde Nast Traveller.

The course uses a blend of live, online classes, interactive discussions; written assignments and stimulating reading materials. By the end of the course you’ll be equipped with a solid set of feature writing skills and feel ready to negotiate the challenges posed to foreign reporters by COVID-19. You’ll also have a range of publishable writing samples ready to make your portfolio stand out.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what makes foreign reporting different from domestic reporting through practical experience.
  • Fine-tune your feature-writing skills and interviewing tactics in three well-researched articles, under the guidance of the instructor.
  • Report, using all of the virtual tools available, including social media platforms, and video interviews.
  • Learn how to provide sweep, context, and comparison when writing for an international audience.
  • Find out how to write about a country when you can’t travel there, can’t speak the language, and aren’t even sure how the government works.
  • Analyze international reporting on COVID-19.

Instructor: Dinah Richter Spritzer

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