Course Code: JRNL 100
Academic Year: 2017-2018
Fundamentals of reporting through a series of classroom lectures and practical assignments lay the foundation for news writing and reporting for all media, including online platforms for news. Emphasis is placed on recognition of news values and on the development of a clear, concise and readable style of news writing. Students learn that journalism is not a nine-to-five job and that prospective employers are looking for journalists who not only have excellent reporting, research and writing skills, but also show initiative, persistence, curiosity and respect for the profession. This course is the basis for all subsequent journalism courses: print, broadcast and online.