WK 1 21 Jan

Lecture / Q&A

What are the essential elements of an investigative story? How do you find one? How do you pitch one?

WK 1 Detail


  • Student introductions
  • Review of class policies
  • Assign student presentation dates 


  • Pitch Ida B. Wells's Southern Horrors
  • Pitch Roy Wilkins's "Mississippi River Slavery—1933"
  • Pitch Ed Bradley's "Johnny D"


  • Read/watch next week's assigned material
  • Write a one-paragraph pitch for one of next week’s assigned stories
  • Write a one-paragraph pitch for a story based on a photo to be assigned in class—click "Homework & Tools" tab below for instructions