Course Description
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times reporters, Jodi Kantor, Emily Steel and Megan Twohey for their ability to incite change through writing and reporting for their coverage on sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Why should I take this course?
If you’re interested in journalism, or passionate about current events and storytelling, then who better to lead a course of this nature than Jodi Kantor? Jodi and Megan Twohey (who is also a genconnectU instructor) are widely recognized for their involvement in the reporting that dethroned Harvey Weinstein and sparked a reckoning, ultimately leading to a Pulitzer Prize for public service and the start of the #MeToo movement.

Who is this course meant for?

  • Anyone interested in journalism overall
  • Those looking to pursue a career in journalism or forms of reporting
  • People in existing journalism careers
  • Those who are followers of the Harvey Weinstein case and #MeToo movement
  • Women looking to learn and hear career stories from other women

    What will I learn and/or gain from this course?
  • What investigative reporting is all about
  • How to launch a career in journalism and a journalist’s responsibility - How to take on the role
  • The reporting process - How to find the right story, the interview process, and how to actually get published and bring a story to light
  • Case Studies including Harvey Weinstein, the class gap, Amazon, the Obamas
  • Best Practices, wisdom, and advice for fellow journalists and curiosity-driven individuals
  • Gender and Technological Changes in society and the future of journalism
  • How to maintain a work-life balance

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: A Passion for Game Changing Reporting
    • Lesson 1: Why Do We Do This Work?
    • Lesson 2: Launching Your Career in Journalism
    • Lesson 3: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 2
    Chapter 2: The Goal of the Story
    • Lesson 1: What is the Goal?
    • Lesson 2: Finding the Story Idea
    • Lesson 3: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 3
    Chapter 3: Storytelling That Creates Change
    • Lesson 1: A Journalist’s Responsibility
    • Lesson 2: The Magic of Journalism
    • Lesson 3: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 4
    Chapter 4: The Process of Investigative Journalism
    • Lesson 1: Leaning into the Fear to Report the Truth (Case Study: Harvey Weinstein)
    • Lesson 2: The Art of Interviewing (Case Study: Harvey Weinstein)
    • Lesson 3: The Audience Reaction to Good Journalism Ignites the Change
    • Lesson 4: Taking on Amazon
    • Lesson 5: Results of Great Investigative Journalism
    • Lesson 6: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 5
    Chapter 5: Writing about the Obamas
    • Lesson 1: Taking on the Role of a Journalist
    • Lesson 2: The Best Advice I Received
    • Lesson 3: Going Deeper Means Change
    • Lesson 4: Looking Ahead
    • Lesson 5: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 6
    Chapter 6: Bravery and Teamwork
    • Lesson 1: The Power of Partnerships
    • Lesson 2: Investment and Commitment
    • Lesson 3: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 7
    Chapter 7: Work-Life Balance
    • Lesson 1: Balancing Work, Motherhood and Marriage
    • Lesson 2: Childhood Experiences Can Lead to Passionate Journalism
    • Lesson 3: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 8
    Chapter 8: Journalism Today and Best Practices
    • Lesson 1: The Progress of Women in Journalism
    • Lesson 2: Wisdom and Advice for Fellow Journalists
    • Lesson 3: Behind the Scenes of the Story
    • Lesson 4: Landing a Job as a Reporter
    • Lesson 5: Revise, Revise, Revise!
    • Lesson 6: Exercise - Download & Print PDF
  • 9
    Chapter 9: The Future of Journalism - What’s Next?
    • Lesson 1: Advice for Younger Women
    • Lesson 2: Creating Lasting Meaning and Cultural Shift
    • Lesson 3: Exercise - Download & Print PDF

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