News Writing is a great class to hone writing skills, to build interviewing (and active listening) skills, and challenge your critical thinking.
The course is a combination of in-class discussion and exercises with real-world journalism. By the end of the semester, students have at least four stories to share with potential employers. The best students have gone on to jobs and internships after taking this class.
The textbooks: “All the News,” less than $20 to rent. AP Styleguide, about $20.
Prereqs: ENGL251, TVRA134, or consent of the professor (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
CRN: 31408, MW 3-4:25. Late start. Runs Feb. 1 to May 15.
From the course catalog:
Develops writing skills for news and news-feature stories. Students will work on all elements of writing news and feature stories for print and online delivery. Students will learn writing, reporting, interviewing and copyediting techniques for accuracy and readability in stories. Students will also study non-text elements, such as photos, videos, and other graphics related to news and news-feature stories both print and online. PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251, TVRA 134 or consent of department.