Professional Approaches to Journalism

JOURN X 440.1

Explore issues facing professional journalists, past and present, and the practices that have come to define the field.

Starting at $695.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Acquire a basic understanding of the inner workings of journalism
  • Gain an introduction to news judgment, analysis, and ethics
  • Study best practices of journalism writing, research, and reporting
  • Set personal goals for a career in media
  • Prepare for a more hands-on approach to practicing journalism in Reporting and Writing II

About this course:

Course addresses topics such as news judgment, analysis and ethics, challenges investigating and reporting the news, artificial intelligence, and evolving approaches to writing, media creation, and news distribution. Students leave the course with a basic understanding of the inner workings of journalism and consider professional goals for a career in contemporary media.

Spring 2024 Schedule

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Instructor: Richard Vega
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Required course in the Journalism Certificate.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment highly advised/recommended. Enrollment deadline: April 6, 2024. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after March 25, 2024
Course Requirements
Book: Telling the Story by The Missouri Group
(Optional) Book: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
(Optional) Book: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Book: All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein,

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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