Journalism Basics for the Digital Era

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Journalism Basics: Digital Era

Fall 2022

Taught By: Richard Huff

Section: A

CRN: 11942

Credits: 3

Writing a well-structured, accurate, news or feature story that resonates in today’s multiplatform landscape is a critical skill for today’s journalists. Students interested in the craft of journalism are challenged to write clear, interesting stories on deadline and suitable for a variety of media including newspapers, websites, magazines and some forms of social media. With plenty of encouragement, insider tips and more, students learn how develop news and feature story ideas, how to write reviews and columns, how to structure a story from start to finish, how to find sources, how to conduct interviews, and how to produce marketable pieces. Students are also be introduced to the fundamental skills of being a journalist beyond writing, such as research, tone, fact-checking, pitching outlets to sell their work and ethics. On a regular basis, a selection of contemporary journalism from newspapers, magazines and online journalism outlets are examined and critiqued. There are weekly writing assignments of varied lengths on topics chosen by the students and a basic, multimedia project to end the semester.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:40pm 6/26/2022 EDT