Feature Journalism

The demand for quality citizen journalism has never been greater. With the newspaper business struggling and new forms of digital media emerging, local writers and reporters are stepping forward. Would you like to join their ranks? In this course, we will review and practice principles of journalism and basic reporting; we will explore traditional and trusted forms of newsgathering as it applies to the new digital landscape. Students will conduct interviews and work collaboratively on a feature story to be published in MATV’s Neighborhood View. This is a very hands-on course with feedback from both instructor and classmates. The class is structured both for the beginner and more advanced students. New members of this class will be invited to joint MATV’s citizen journalism team.

Class Dates:
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 – 9:00pm

MATV’s Neighborhood View is a citizen journalism program that provides local coverage of issues and events and promotes civic involvement in the community. Check out our online publication at neighborhoodview.org.

Instructor Stephanie Schorow is a veteran journalist who has worked for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Associated Press and numerous publications, both print and online. She is a professional writing teacher at Regis College and has just published her eighth book on local Boston-area history. Stephanie is also MATV’s Neighborhood View editior/coordinator.

Class Fee: $40 *

*You can sign up online through Eventbrite. Please note that the site will add a $3.72 charge. You can also pay by cash or check (with no additional charge) by stopping by MATV at 145 Pleasant Street or mailing the payment. Payment should be received by Friday, March 1. The class is limited to 12 participants, so reserved spots will be granted as first come, first served.

All participants must become members of MATV are requested to attend an upcoming MATV Orientation. Upcoming dates for the one-time orientation are Wednesday, September 19 or Tuesday, October 30, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. To register for the free Orientation, contact Anne at anne@matv.org, call 781-321-6400, or click here.

MATV is offering a specially discounted annual membership rate of $10 participants enrolling in this class. This rate is for first-time members only. To become a member of MATV, click here.