jrn330 | undergraduate

Journalistic Writing I

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This course focuses on understanding journalistic writing styles. The course begins by categorizing historical media and associating past writing styles with current styles. Differences will be identified in writing for various audiences for print, digital, and broadcast media. The rationale for using certain writing styles will be illustrated and expressed. Throughout the course, the roles of research, editing, and ethics in journalistic writing will be emphasized.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Writing for Digital Media

    • Experiment with digitized media sources, applying research and editing techniques in order to integrate into alternative formats.
    • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of digital media to other delivery formats.
    • Identify digital media delivery methods for targeted audiences.

    Writing for Broadcast Media

    • Identify broadcast media delivery techniques for targeted audiences.

    • Integrate broadcast media into alternative formats.
    • Experiment with broadcast, applying research and editing techniques in order to integrate into alternative formats.
    • Compare and contrast broadcast media to other delivery formats.

    Ethical Considerations in Journalistic Writing

    • Define socially responsible tactics in writing.
    • Examine socially responsible best and worst practices in writing.
    • Express opinions related to ethics in writing.
    • Identify sources of bias and prejudice in journalistic writing.

    Writing for Print Media

    • Identify print media delivery methods for target audiences.
    • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of print media to other delivery formats.
    • Experiment with print media, text, and photos, applying research and editing techniques in order to integrate into alternative formats.

    Media: Historical to 21st Century

    • Recognize major past influences on current journalism and media.
    • Identify a timeline of influential events that have shaped the development of journalistic writing.

    • Explore past writing trends and their influence today.
    • Understand the convergence of delivery methods and journalistic skill sets.
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