585-101-VA, Journalism Workshop
This course is designed to help students develop journalistic writing skills for print and broadcast media. Students will be introduced to the process of information gathering, how to conduct interviews and will be encouraged to develop their own sources and story ideas. Assignments include reading newspapers, magazines and blogs, exercises on specific elements needed in constructing an article (e.g. the 5Ws) and ways of presenting these subjects. The student will also be exposed to the language and terminology specific to journalism and use these as they develop the skills required for critical self-reflection.