2017-2018 Catalog

WRD 285 Principles of Journalism I: Newswriting

This course is an intensive introduction to the theories and practices of a trade that is protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and yet increasingly under threat. Taught by a team of accomplished reporters and editors (Fall 2008's lineup included 6 Pulitzer Prize winners) this class will introduce nuts and bolts journalistic techniques explore the inner workings of news media and encourage students to apply critical thinking skills to communications theories and controversies relevant to all academic disciplines and integral to 21st Century global citizenship.


4 units