INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
(4 credit hours)
Spring/Odd Year | Prerequisites: EN151.
The course addresses the following issues: What is fake news? What is real news? How do ethics, honesty and bias weigh in when gathering and reporting news? What are the most effective ways of presenting and reporting news to the public? Students understand the changing role of journalism and learn the art of reporting and writing narrative stories. Readings include some of the best examples of modern journalism from a diverse range of authors and sources. Coursework includes news reports, features, narratives and interviews that are ready for publication. The students leave class with a mastery of basic journalism skills and a portfolio of their best pieces. The course culminates with an issue of Phantom Press, the campus newspaper.