MCM 160◊ Basic News Writing

3 credits

Introduction to news writing, including the techniques of news gathering, reporting, and interviewing; the use of library and online database research methods; preparing copy for publication; and developing news stories, from idea to finished publication. Students write basic stories under real-time constraints. Work on student newspaper is correlated with course content. (formerly JRN 150)

Prerequisite: Either an ACT score of 17 or better in English, a placement test score of 4, or a grade "C" or better in RHT 096

Lecture: 2 hours

Laboratory: 2 hours

(course fee required)