Syllabus – David Carr’s “Press Play” Class

An innovative syllabus, published on Medium¬†– for a 2014 class at BU – as much about circulation as it is about making great writing. Carr is a smart guy with serious (media) journalism experience.¬†Here’s a taste of the “voice” of these assignments: “While writing, shooting, and editing are often solitary activities, great work emerges in the spaces between people. We will be working in groups with peer and teacher edits. There will be a number of smaller assignments, but the goal is that you will leave here with a single piece of work that reflects your capabilities as a maker of media. But remember, evaluations will be based not just on your efforts, but on your ability to bring excellence out of the people around you.”

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