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Mills College Public Radio

Course Descriptions

Introduction To Public Radio Reporting

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the craft of radio reporting and the principles of public interest journalism, while also being a survey course about contemporary history in Oakland.

Each student will learn the basics of public radio journalism and radio production. They will learn reporting skills, field and studio production and post-production. Students will have weekly writing and broadcast assignments. For the final project, each student will choose a community organization or community activist to profile.

The course is designed to give students greater knowledge of the community in which they are living and a deeper understanding of the role community organizations play in addressing social issues. Additionally, the course introduces students to the craft of radio reporting and the philosophies of public radio and civic journalism, while giving students an opportunity to learn to create and air original work.

Intermediate Public Radio Reporting For Broadcast*

This interdisciplinary course delves into a single subject during the semester, giving students a chance to explore contemporary social issues in depth, within the community in which they are living. Each student will
choose a subject for a story on the topic and create a report for broadcast on public radio. The students' work will also be produced into a documentary on the topic.

Each student will choose an issue and a non-profit or governmental organization addressing the topic of study: do research, pre-production, outline and produce each individual story. During this semester, students will learn to research, report and mix a public radio story for broadcast. The focus is on depth-reporting and
documentary production.

The course is designed to give students greater knowledge of the community in which they are living and the role journalism plays in addressing social issues.  This course gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about radio reporting and public interest journalism, while giving students an opportunity to create and air original work.

Stories produced for this class will air on local public radio.

*introduction to public radio reporting is required

 

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Last Updated: 1/9/14