Politics And Race Commentary

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown

Course Details
$99 10 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Dec 04, 6:30pm - Dec 11, 8:30pm (2 sessions)

Midtown, Manhattan
219 W 40th St
Btwn 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10018
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Terrell J. Starr

What you'll learn in this journalism course:

Learn to write persuasive and sincere commentary about U.S. politics and the politics of race

One way to share your expertise, establish your professional reputation, raise the visibility of your organization and promote a cause dear to your heart is to pen persuasive commentary.

As a senior writer at The Root, Terrell J. Starr will talk about having confidence in your opinions, writing with intent and approaching your craft with sincerity to pen pieces that stand the test of time.

In this hands-on two-session workshop, he will guide you through the following:

  • What is (and is not) an op-ed
  • Conceiving and honing a compelling idea suitable to your expertise and experience
  • Commanding an audience's attention
  • How to write clearly, concisely and forcefully for general and niche audiences
  • How to fairly represent, and thoughtfully respond to, opposing views
  • The role of research
  • How to develop a distinctive voice
  • Hands-on writing exercises and group critique
  • Where and how to pitch op-eds to publications and the editing process

What to bring: You may bring a laptop to practice your writing skills.

Level: Beginner/intermediate

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Refund Policy
24hrs notice before the start of the class required to receive a full refund.


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On weekdays, student should go to 219 West 40th Street. All students must go directly to the third floor where our security staff will direct to the specific classroom. On Saturdays and Sundays all students must enter at 230 West 41st Street (our 40th Street entrance is closed most weekends).

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm Terrell J. Starr 2 $99
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Dec 11 6:30pm - 8:30pm Terrell J. Starr

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