Explores journalism’s role in American society by analyzing the problems facing journalists in the realms of politics, law, corporate power and ethics. Prereq: ENGL 110
Introduction to the craft of journalism and the nuts and bolts of news writing, including story structures, leads, nut graphs, kickers, finding sources and conducting interviews.
Building on journalism fundamentals, this course calls for students to tackle more in-depth and lengthier reporting projects. The class delves into a wider range of reporting “beats,” and places an emphasis on the importance of representation of diverse groups both in stories and in the newsroom.
Writing long-form features and enterprise stories, including photography, video and audio content to enhance story presentation on the internet. All original work. Prereq: ENGL 313 or JRNL 313
Covers ethics of print-media publication. Focuses on the development of ethics in writing and changes in journalistic standards. May include case-study analysis.
Data-driven journalism, looking at the collection of data, analysis in software such as SPSS and the writing of longer-form articles about research. Prereq: ENGL 313 or JRNL 313