03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
East Building 121
Section Information for Spring 2019
Introduction to Journalism is your gateway to the exciting and evolving world of journalism. We live in a complex media landscape, where technology, economics and culture continue to disrupt the ways in which people produce and consume the news. However, the fundamentals of journalism have not changed. In this course you will gain an understanding of the industry and acquire the skills journalists use to produce accurate, ethical and impactful journalism.
This course is practical. It’s designed to teach you to think like a journalist, analyze the news and participate in the truth-telling process. You’ll research report, interview, write and edit stories, and you’ll examine the role of the professional journalist in today’s society. Hopefully you’ll catch the “journalism bug” and decide to enroll in a Journalism minor or concentration here at Mason.