jrn340 | undergraduate

Journalistic Writing II

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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

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    Assessing Journalistic Contexts

    • Select appropriate formats for the context and target audience.
    • Identify journalistic contexts.
    • Understand the target audience.

    Researching the Sources of Information

    • Identify credible resources.
    • Evaluate resources for credibility and validity.

    Revising and Editing the Story

    • Edit and revise the story for clarity and understanding.
    • Publish for all convergent media landscapes.
    • Format the story for the delivery methods to appropriate audiences.

    Planning and Drafting the Story

    • Plan storytelling strategies using critical thinking.
    • Draft stories based on the strategy.

    Understanding Ethical and Social Responsibility in Storytelling

    • Apply ethical standards in storytelling.
    • Utilize social responsibility in journalistic writing.
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