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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNMS 285 - Journalism

Journalism is the practice of presenting the public with timely and accurate information about matters of public interest. Our goal in this class is to develop skills that will allow you to produce journalism of your own. To this end we will practice and discuss reporting, investigating, interviewing, writing, editing, revising, re-investigating and polishing.  

The only way to learn to write journalistically is to do it. You will therefore be doing a lot of writing in this class: multiple short news briefs and full-length articles, as well as a comparative essay and a final in-depth enterprise story. But writing in a journalistic style is not enough to make you a journalist. The essence of journalism is timely publication, and the course, therefore, will operate according to the same kinds of strict deadlines, for both initial drafts and revisions, that are required in the profession. This course is cross listed with ENG 285 .

ENG 101 or AP credit

Credits 1

Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.  Cross listed with ENG 285  


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Humanities, Writing