2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

COM 285 News Writing and Reporting

Introduces concepts of gatekeeping and agenda-setting in the selection and processing of news and information. Explores different story structures and the various forms of newswriting journalists use in their profession. Explores newswriting and reporting skills needed in interviewing sources and covering speeches and meetings. Provides in- and out-of-class writing experiences. Keyboard skills required. Prerequisite: COM 112.