Georgetown's Journalism & News Reporting Institute introduces you to what it takes to be a successful journalist in the nation’s capital. From sports and science to politics and the arts, this one-week program not only exposes you to a wide variety of journalism topics, but also provides opportunities for you to engage with and learn from seasoned and emerging journalists. During classroom lectures and debates, you’ll explore ethical issues, such as the blurred line between reporting and commentary. Outside of class, you’ll attend breakout sessions, where you’ll refine your interviewing, researching, presentation, and writing skills. You’ll also have the chance to put your skills into action and create your own video reporting project based on a specific topic of interest.
Includes tuition, housing, and meals
How You'll Benefit
Develop an online portfolio of your work
Engage with leaders of the journalism industry
Learn how to uncover interesting and compelling stories
Document news stories and understand new media techniques
Create a short video that will be judged in a program competition
Practice using broadcast camera packs
Study state-of-the-art editing techniques
Hear guest lectures from legendary and emerging journalists
Visit iconic D.C. institutions, including the National Press Club and the Newseum—the nation’s foremost museum of journalism
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Journalism & News Reporting Institute, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Media ethical dilemmas
Reporting under fire
Capitol Hill, White House, and political reporting
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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