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FYI to students and faculty: the ENGL journalism courses–Intro. to Journalism and News Writing–were moved into the COMM department at Friday’s Curriculum Committee meeting.

The hope in the move is that MC’s degree-seeking COMM students will now have more choices in their upper-level writing courses and that the courses will have a natural audience of potential students.

Congratulations to all who helped make this possible. Changes will appear in time for the Fall 2016 semester.



Recent graduate Nadia Palacios is free lancing for the Montgomery Sentinel newspaper. Congrats, Nadia!

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Deportation raids spread fear through Hispanic communities

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Take “News Writing,” ENGL-252

LiebBookCoverNews 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.

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