Both experienced journalists and novices gain skills in this course, which focuses on the foundation of writing a good publishable news story, feature, or profile. Exercises center on clear and tight writing; interviewing techniques; diverse leads; ethical issues; and other critical skills for careers or freelancers in public relations or broadcast, print, and online journalism. Students dissect stories in all different formats and learn how to find solid sources, get compelling quotes, and structure complex stories. Recommended to take as one of the initial Journalism courses.
PrerequisitesProficiency in college-level writing.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Journalism : Required
- Journalism with Concentration in Journalism Writing : Required
- Journalism with Concentration in Media Studies : Required
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required