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Journalistic Writing II


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Course length

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Course level: Upper Division

This course focuses on the application of the diverse journalistic writing techniques used in today’s changing media landscape. The goal is to enhance storytelling skills by informing and engaging audiences using various delivery methods. Written media messages will be designed and assessed by determining which writing styles should be utilized given the target audience. Within the new convergent media landscape, credible resources will be identified, materials evaluated, and details of written work summarized. The association between research and responsible writing will be explored, as writing strategies to craft effective messages are developed. The role of ethics in journalism is emphasized throughout the course.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Assessing Journalistic Contexts

Researching the Sources of Information

Planning and Drafting the Story

Revising and Editing the Story

Understanding Ethical and Social Responsibility in Storytelling


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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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