Reporting and Writing I: Fundamentals of Journalism

JOURN X 440.1

An introduction to multiple topics in journalism, including news judgment, analysis, and ethics, as well as basic best practices of writing, research, and reporting. 

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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:

An introduction to and survey of multiple topics in journalism, including news judgment, analysis, and ethics, as well as some basic best practices of writing, research, and reporting. Students leave the course with a basic understanding of the inner workings of journalism and some goals for a career in media. Discussion sets the stage for JOURN X 440.2 Reporting II, which takes a more hands-on approach to practicing journalism.

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