JRN160 Syllabus - JRN 160Q Introduction to Media Writing...

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JRN 160Q: Introduction to Media Writing Spring 2013 Tuesdays 6:30 9:15 p.m., SB253 Prof. Ben Bogardus Office: Faculty Office Building 129 Telephone: 203-582-3417 (office) E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Mondays 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays 12:30-2 p.m., Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m., or Wednesdays by appointment. Course Objectives: This course introduces you to the basics of writing for the media. It is a different style of writing than you’ve done before. It requires breaking down old habits, and forming new ones. At the end of the semester, students will: Be familiar with AP style rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation and word usage Be able to write clear, accurate, and concise news stories Write stories with a deliberate and logical structure Write stories that answer the “so what?” factor Gather and use direct and indirect quotes effectively Recognize the differences between print journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, and film writing styles Understand the basics of legal and ethical issues, as they apply to the media This course addresses several of the QU essential learning outcomes, including: written and oral communication, diversity awareness and sensitivity, social intelligence, information fluency, and creative thinking and visual literacy.
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  • Fall '07
  • Schwanbeck
  • journalism, Style guide, Week-day names, AP Stylebook, Public Relations Writing, Fedler Ch.

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