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Experimental College

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Summer classes

Second Summer Session Online: July 6 - August 12, 2021

Course Course Title Instructor
EXP-0014
Hybrid: In-person/Remote
Behind the Reporter's Notebook: The Practice of Global Journalism in the 21st Century Jonathan Rosen 
EXP-0034
Online
Music in the Media: an Exploration of Traditional and Social Media in the Music Industry Josh Rabinowitz

EXP-0014 – Hybrid: In-person/Remote: Behind the Reporter's Notebook: The Practice of Global Journalism in the 21st Century

What is it like to work as a foreign correspondent? How do journalists across the globe operate, what challenges do they face, and how does their work shape our understanding of today's world?

This course, taught by a veteran reporter, will use some of the best works of contemporary journalism to explore the craft of international reporting and the changing nature of the global media industry. We'll study the work of both Western and non-Western journalists, including print, radio, and television reporters, war correspondents, travel writers, photographers, videographers, and documentary filmmakers. We'll delve into the risks posed by hostile governments, examine how the internet and social media have upended old business models, and discuss how the global media's ongoing evolution impacts what we see and hear about the world around us. Along the way, we'll gain a knack for the reporting process by taking a critical eye to others' work and completing our own journalistic assignments.

Instructor: 
Jonathan W. Rosen is a freelance journalist who's been reporting overseas for the past decade, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa. His writing has been published by National Geographic, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and many others. Jon has a BA from Tufts and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

EXP-0034 – Online: Music in the Media: an Exploration of Traditional and Social Media in the Music Industry

This course focuses on how the music industry has evolved and will continue to evolve within the Social and Traditional Media spheres, and examines their irrefutable global influence on music in culture. Over the last 25 years, Traditional Media areas such as Music in Film, Television, Advertising, Branded Content and Gaming have become significant areas of music discovery for music fans and consumers, and an essential revenue center for the traditional music industry. Brand Partnerships and Music Licensing are leading this financial charge. And, Music Curators, Music Supervisors and creative musical thinkers have led this industrial shift. Particular areas of interest will be: social media, music supervision, tastemakers, gatekeepers, copyright infringement, synchronization, music licensing, brands, music in film and TV, the new A&R, gaming, music publishing, and of course, the digital and mobile music space. 

Instructor:
Josh Rabinowitz is an acknowledged global thought leader in that space where music, media, brands and creative content intersect. During his 20 + year career he has produced and/or music supervised over 10,000 tracks for brands, cinema, major recording labels and television. See SIS for full description and instructor bio.

Summer course descriptions

Summer Session 2021 Course Details & Registration