2017-2018 Catalog

WRD 286 Principles of Journalism II: Narrative Journalism

Taught by some of California's top magazine and newspaper writers editors and columnists in this course studentswill learn to combine the reporter's craft with creative writing skills to produce lucid compelling non-fiction. Exploring the spectrum of journalistic expression in newspapers magazines books online publications television and film students will grapple with issues and controversies concerning media's role in society. The course will also develop students' reporting and interviewing techniques and focus intensely on the craft of writing. Using narrative devices students will practice a contemplative form of journalism - striving to present richer views of who we are how we live and the forces that shape our existence.


4 units