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Rosner, Hillary

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Research

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  • Hillary Rosner is an award-winning journalist specializing in science and environmental issues. She has reported on biodiversity, conservation, public lands, agriculture, water resources, energy, climate change and many other topics, from across the U.S. and around the world. Rosner frequently works to train scientists in how to communicate their research with the general public.

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  • Journalism, environmental journalism, science communication, climate change impacts, conservation, biodiversity

Teaching

courses taught

  • JRNL 4002 - Reporting 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Assumes mastery of basic reporting and writing skills. Students produce more sophisticated stories on a variety of topics.
  • JRNL 4311 - Literary Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Explores the telling of nonfiction stories through the techniques of fiction, through study of American literary journalists, from the New Journalism of the 1960s through current longform narrative multimedia. Students will read and analyze narrative nonfiction from several periods of American history in order to expand their own storytelling repertoire. The class will emphasize in-depth reporting for narrative, character and scene development, narrative arc and structure and the use of dialogue. They will also explore the particular ethical dilemmas faced by writers of creative nonfiction. Same as JRNL 5311.
  • JRNL 4802 - Feature Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides practice in writing freelance articles. Considers types, sources, methods, titles, illustrations, and freelance markets. Students submit work for publication. Same as JRNL 5802.
  • JRNL 4822 - Reporting on the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Involves reporting and writing about the environment by taking into account the scientific, technological, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental subjects. Same as JRNL 5822.
  • JRNL 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Internship
  • JRNL 5011 - Newsgathering and Multimedia Storytelling
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Develops skills in research and reporting on public issues and news events, and in the construction of narrative in the journalistic and documentary traditions, using a variety of media platforms.
  • JRNL 5311 - Literary Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Studies the contributions of American literary journalists from Sara Davidson, Joan Didion, Normal Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe; to established writers of nonfiction, including Annie Dillard, Jon Krakauer, Jane Kramer, Adrian Nichole LeBlanc and Terry Tempest Williams; to the newest wave of long-form journalists. Explores the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction and the literary techniques that distinguish creative nonfiction and literary journalism from other reportorial and storytelling forms. Formerly JRNL 6321. Same as JRNL 4311.
  • JRNL 5802 - Feature Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides practice in writing freelance articles. Considers types, sources, methods, titles, illustrations, and freelance markets. Students submit work for publication. Same as JRNL 4802.
  • JRNL 5812 - Science Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Helps students acquire the basic skills and knowledge required of science journalists. Also examines issues of scientific importance such as climate change, the nature of scientific knowledge, and how science is covered in various media.
  • JRNL 5822 - Reporting on the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Involves reporting and writing about the environment by taking into account the scientific, technological, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental subjects. Same as JRNL 4822.
  • JRNL 5851 - Graduate Professional Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
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