Teaching at Stanford

Janine Zacharia is the Carlos Kelly McClatchy Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University.
She teaches journalism classes at Stanford including:

COMM 104W: Reporting, Writing and Understanding the News

Techniques of news reporting and writing. The value and role of news in democratic societies. Gateway class to upper-level journalism courses. Learn more.

COMM 279: News Reporting and Writing Fundamentals

Beat reporting and writing skills including source development, interviewing, and story structure for news and features. Emphasis on developing news judgment, clear writing skills, and an ability to execute stories on deadline. Exercises and assignments mimic a newsroom. Students pursue local beats with a focus on public issues and complement written pieces with relevant data analyses and multimedia components. Learn more.

COMM 291: Immersive Journalism Seminar

Establish best practices and ideal scenarios for using virtual reality technology in storytelling. Learn more.

COMM 277Y: Specialized Writing and Reporting - Foreign Correspondence

Study how being a foreign correspondent has evolved and blend new communication tools with clear narrative to tell stories from abroad in a way that engages a diversifying American audience in the digital age. Learn more.