In an age where audiences are served information from
multiple sources, speed and accuracy are more important
than ever in journalism. This is an introductory module,
designed to develop basic news writing competencies.
Special emphasis is placed on the nature of news and
reporting techniques to help students acquire skills
relevant to the media industry, including researching,
gathering and evaluating information, and structuring and
writing news stories. They will also learn about stylebooks,
interviewing and questioning, and effective writings that
engage audiences on multiple platforms.
Students will learn how to act on story assignments,
and to report them accurately by the deadline. Through
the course of the module, students will begin building a
portfolio of journalistic work on multimedia platforms.
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