Visual journalism is a growing field, as outlets seek to distinguish their content from the vast amount of material online and explore new avenues to engage readers. Learn to create a story with both text and your own visual work. We'll talk about story structure, and planning and choosing images to illustrate your piece. We’ll also discuss pitching – to outlets who may be more or less familiar with the format you’re proposing – and tips and strategies for working with editors.
5 sessions of 2 hours. The registration fee covers all 5 sessions.
Thursday, October 11, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday, October 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday, November 1, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday, November 8, 7:00-9:00pm
This 5-session class of 2 hours each will be highly participative. We’ll discuss successful and less successful examples, students’ own work, and aim for each participant to create an illustrated story by the end of the course (with some of that work happening outside class time). I’ll bring books and other resources for students to explore, some drawing and painting supplies – though students are encouraged to bring their own preferred materials. The course syllabus will also include a variety of resources and books for students to explore further in the future.
About Emma Clara Jocobs
I worked in the newsrooms of WNYC and WHYY and traveled to the French island of La Réunion as NPR's Above the Fray fellow in 2015. These days, I contribute regularly to radio broadcasters including NPR, PRI's The World, Marketplace, CBC and Deutsche Welle. I have produced and reported for podcasts including ESPN's FiveThirtyEight and 30 for 30, Life of the Law, Pitch, and The World in Words.
My writing has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and CityLab. My work has received support from The Nation Institute and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.