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Journalistic Writing I


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Course level: Upper Division

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.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Media: Historical to 21st Century

Writing for Print Media

Writing for Digital Media

Writing for Broadcast Media

Ethical Considerations in Journalistic Writing


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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