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COMM 365 – News Reporting: Broadcast and New Media
Professor – Steve Baltin

Course Description – This course will focus on broadcast news reporting. It will be devoted to real practical reporting, giving you the opportunity to cover news stories, do interviews, edit your material, and write and broadcast your stories over WRPR, the Ramapo College radio station. We will also be discussing, researching, and writing papers about broadcast news reporting and hearing interviews with network news correspondents who have covered major stories during the past decade. The goal of this course is to teach you the basics of good reporting along with the fundamentals of writing a solid script and becoming familiar with the integration of news actualities and natural sound into a broadcast reporting piece.

COMM 323 – Producing Radio Documentaries & Podcasts
Professor – Steve Baltin

Course Description – Writing, Editing and Producing Radio Documentaries, Magazine Broadcasts and Podcasts is an advanced radio reporting course offering students the opportunity to develop and produce in-depth stories. Students will build and refine research, interviewing, reporting, technical and vocal skills to produce projects that will be broadcast on WRPR Radio and be heard as podcasts on the Ramapo College Website. Students will gain a clear understanding of the ingredients essential to producing editorially sound and compelling documentaries.


News Reporting: Broadcast & New Media Students
(l to r) Blake Corrao, Michael Montaldo, Tyler Blackman, Professor Steve Baltin, Candace Mitchell, CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley, Justin Gianelli, Rachel Marichal, Lauren Stallone, Kevin Seabrook, Greg Giordano
Clarke L. Smith, CBS News