ENG201W-1: Multimedia Journalism

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
MW
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Callaway Center N203
Tefft, Sheila
WRT42111

Students write and report for newspapers, radio, magazines, online sites and social media and develop websites to publish multimedia writing and news reports. They learn the basics of news writing and reporting, interviewing, and audio and video production. No journalism background required.

This course focuses on writing and reporting for newspapers, radio, magazines, online sites and social media in the digital age. Since journalism is multimedia in nature, the course is designed with both strong digital components and a focus on the traditional skills of researching, reporting, interviewing and writing. The class will function as a newsroom. Journalistic formats and techniques form the basis of all writing for non-expert audiences, although the instructor does not assume any background in journalism. Students will conduct research and interviews and then write, learn from critiques, and rewrite. Good journalists are well-informed readers and viewers. Students will become savvy media consumers by deconstructing good and bad writing and following and critiquing the news.

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