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COURSE: How to craft an Exposé

Course Code: WRITE005, Category: Mini-Course, Status: Active

Dan Fournier
Instructor: Dan Fournier, read his bio...
Course Summary: Although this course builds a lot on what was covered in my Investigative Journalism class and it is recommended that you take that one first, you can still take this one on its own. First, we will look at the role and importance of exposés in today's world. Then, you will learn about different types of exposés: articles, documentaries, essays, or online blogs/websites. Documentaries are a very powerful type of expose and you will acquire all the skills necessary to craft one that will blow away your audience. You will learn the nature of exposés by looking at vibrant examples. Finally, you will use a general framework of steps to follow in order to adequately plan for and write and produce your exposé.
Course Aims:
  • learn about the role and importance exposés have in society
  • learn about different types of exposés
  • learn what goes into making a great documentary film
  • find how to personalize your story (exposé) in order to create an emotional connection with your audience
  • hone your writing and editing skills
  • publish and promote your exposé
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How to craft an Exposé
1 or more
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Guide to writing an exposé
  • Documentary Videos
  • Case Studies (articles, websites)
  • Group Discussion
Details: The course will be given online on the Schoology platform. It will consist of a main Presentation and a Guide (in PDF format), videos, and a discussion forum for student participation, interaction, and writing.

Joining the Course: If you wish to join this course, you must email dan stating you'd like to join the course. Upon the email reply, you will be given an ACCESS-CODE; you must then go to schoology.com and enter the access-code to sign-up. Then, you will be all set to access the related materials get started on the course. You will also need to sign-up for the Discussion Group.