Science Journalism (3 weeks; June 9-27)
Instructor: Dr. Bob Holmes (New Scientist)

This course will focus on the practice of science journalism. Topics will include identifying newsworthy stories, finding sources, techniques of effective interviewing, story structure, and writing in the style and at the level required by journalistic outlets (newspapers, magazines, and online). The reporting skills and understanding of story structure taught in this class will also complement the skills learned by students who take the science filmmaking course.