Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 310                                    
Course Title: Journalism: News and Feature Writing
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This is a course in journalism. Readings in this course will focus on the changing nature of journalism. This course provides students with an understanding of the principles, techniques, and strategies involved in journalism. In depth analysis and instruction will be given to details of the creation of the strong lead, a compelling story, structure, accuracy, attribution, and fact gathering. Along with the mechanics of writing and editing, students explore how to get their stories published, meeting and working with editors, and creating unique story ideas. Particular emphasis is placed on developing strong interviewing and research skills.

Prerequisite: ENGL 210 or permission of instructor.
  • 3 class hours.

Start Date:    08/31/2003                         End Date: