What’s New with the News? 4 Part community classroom at UA

University ofArizona School of Journalism is starting up a new 4 part community classroom entitled “What’s New with the News? on October 26, 5 to 7p.m. The next 3 class sessions are Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, same time.

“Session 1 of 4: Bilingual Journalism: Where, When, How, Why?

Instructor: Jessica Retis, Professor and Director

In this session with Dr. Jessica Retis, Director of the School of Journalism, participants will review the history, current state and future of the English, Spanish and bilingual audiences and the media outlets that seek to reach them. Based on a decade-long experience researching bilingual journalism in the United States, Dr. Retis will share ongoing findings on bilingual news media practices in California, New York, Florida and Arizona.

Session 2 of 4: True Crime Unveiled: How Journalists to Speak Truth to Power

Instructor: Pate McMichael, Professor of Practice and Associate Director

Associate Director Pate McMichael will illustrate how to pursue true crime stories without sacrificing journalism ethics. McMichael will break down the recipe for finding crime stories of consequence, rich narratives that meet at the intersection of journalism and history. Participants will learn the code for planning, researching, and writing true crime stories that matter.

Session 3 of 4: Radio and Audio Storytelling

Instructor: Kendal Blust, Professor of Practice

Most of us have listened to the news at some point – whether it’s our local NPR station in the car or a podcast on our smartphones. In this session, we’ll talk about the latest in radio and podcasting, from the rising popularity of audio storytelling and what makes it so effective, to how the industry is changing and the challenges it faces. Expect to hear some excellent audio pieces, as well!

Session 4: The Evolution of Community Photojournalism in Tucson

Instructor: Rick Wiley, Professor of Practice

Technology has helped photojournalists with legacy print news organizations cover more events and deliver photos in minutes. Despite the efficiency, the economics of the news business has forced tradeoffs in coverage.”

Classes will be held at the Marshall Building, room 334, 845 N. Park Ave.

Registration tuition is $120 and via this link: https://communityclassroom.arizona.edu/course/whats-new-news