2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
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COM 236 - Writing for the Media

Course unit(s): 1
Meets GAR: Meets general academic requirement W.
Against the backdrop of today’s media environment, Writing for the Media will ground students in the practice of uncluttered and precise writing as it applies across media professions - from journalism to public relations. Practical advice from the instructor and guest speaker-mentors will play an important role. The Associated Press Style Guide and other industry standards will be used to assist students through writing exercises, with an emphasis on editing and revision. Students will learn to find stories and hone their interviewing, research, reporting and writing skills. Also will ground students in news values, and foster an awareness of legal and ethical issues essential to the success of any future media practitioner, as well as build awareness of the essential digital components of the trade, such as SEO.



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