MSCH-J460: Story Mechanics
Story Mechanics is an advanced reporting and writing workshop designed to guide students toward publication of professional-caliber stories that enrich their portfolios and help them land internships and jobs.
Students in the class identify the reporting experience they most need to focus on and map out a plan for producing stories to fill that gap. Some students focus on daily reporting, some on investigative work, many on narrative projects. Students must produce a minimum of 4,000 publishable words, whether they achieve that in one story or in eight.
The class operates as a writing workshop with minimal lecture and maximum student engagement. Students must be able to work independently, find and develop ideas, set and meet their own deadlines and power through multiple drafts. Students will be expected to meet with the instructor individually outside of class every week.