2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT143 CM - Introduction to Political Journalism Writing

Journalism informs people, societies and history. Journalistic writing focuses facts and descriptions into tight, compelling paragraphs, and is a skill that is applicable to writing throughout one’s life, from emails to acceptance speeches. This course teaches the fundamentals of sharp journalistic writing, against the backdrop of the role of the media in domestic politics today, at a time of unprecedented scrutiny, criticism and influence. Students will learn to act as reporters and conduct interviews and write news stories on campus, local, regional and national topics, while examining the importance, and limitations, of the press in today’s volatile political environment.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM  

Offered: Every semester

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT143 CM