CMNS/JRNL 300 - Introduction to the Practice of Journalism

Students will learn the fundamentals of news writing and reporting as demanded by newsrooms across all forms of media. The course is writing intensive and requires outside research (reporting) that includes interviewing and basic fact gathering. A wide variety of forms will be explored, from headline, lead and caption writing to articles based on the coverage of news events. Students will also be able to try their hand at writing feature stories as well as assessing local reactions to national events and issues.

Note: This course is offered as both JRNL 300 and CMNS 300. Students may take only one of these for credit.

  • One of CMNS 125, CMNS 155, CMNS 175, or ENGL 105.
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