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JRN/340

Journalistic Writing II

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Total credits

weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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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.

Required materials

Additional course materials not included in the resource fee, are required or recommended for this course. Please review  course material information.

You can order your textbooks from the  University bookstore.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

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

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

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

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

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

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

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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Credit Transfer

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.