COMM 303: Writing across the Media

COMM 303-004: Writing Across the Media
(Spring 2019)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Northeast Module 107

Section Information for Spring 2019

This is the foundation course for aspiring journalists and PR professionals.

You learn the basics of journalistic writing in online, broadcast, print and social media platforms. Today's journalist/PR professional must understand how to write to communicate to different audiences. Assignments will provide with practice on writing short and long-form pieces, including press releases, feature articles and blogging.

This course prepares you for upper level journalism courses. It is mainly for the sophomore or junior starting the matriculation into a journalism concentration or minor.

Guest speakers bring wisdom on the journalism and PR fields. Guest speakers have included media professionals from video, print, public relations, freelance journalism and more.

Assignments include writing feature articles on guest speakers, in class exercises and three exams.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Foundation course focusing on writing for the mass media: Internet, public relations, newspapers, broadcast (television and radio) and advertising with a strong emphasis on adherence to Associated Press Style. Notes: Prerequisite for all communication media writing courses. Lab work required. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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