Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism

New School for Social Research: Creative Publishing

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Creative Pub./Crit. Journalism
Fall 2022
Taught By: Jon Baskin, Natasha Lennard, and Leah Prinzivalli
Section: A

CRN: 2962

Credits: 3

As an introduction to the master’s program in creative publishing and critical journalism, this course will help students develop their skills as writers, readers, and editors, and orient them with regard to some of the major problems and publications in twentieth century cultural journalism. The core of the class will be a workshop on longform journalism, with each student expected to pitch, write and edit a draft of 2000- 4000 words on a topic of their choice, developing their essay in consultation with the professors and classmates so that it includes the structure, voice, reporting technique and methods of argument that are appropriate for longer form journalistic commentary. To aid in our discussions of the structure and purpose of longform writing, we will read and analyze several examples of contemporary cultural reporting and criticism, including works by Vivian Gornick, Zadie Smith, John Hersey, Jelani Cobb and Kaadzi Ghansah. We will also be visited by working journalists who write or edit for places like The New York Times, The New Yorker, Teen Vogue, Texas Monthly and elsewhere.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Creative Publishing (GPUB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 24

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:52pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 200
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022