Long Form Journalism Writing Workshop

New School for Social Research: Creative Publishing

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
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Fall 2023
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 16095

Credits: 3

This class is 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 professors and peers, giving special attention to voice, structure, research, and narrative techniques capable of sustaining readers through extended investigations. We will read and analyze diverse examples of memorable longform journalism, including unconventional profiles by Julian Lucas and Elizabeth Hardwick, cultural criticism by Michel-Rolph Trouillot and Edgardo Rodriguez Juli√°, and archival adventures by John Jeremiah Sullivan and Danielle A. Jackson. We will also be visited by working journalists who write or edit for places like The New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and The Believer. This course will demystify the process behind magazine features and help students identify the kinds of questions that can drive their deepest thinking and writing as journalists.

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: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 2:00am EDT 3/30/2023