2023-2024 Catalog

WRD 135 Occidental Weekly Practicum

The Occidental Weekly practicum is for those who want to become section editors at the Occidental Weekly or simply want a further understanding of how daily journalism works. We will learn about ethics, management, editing and planning functions; we will not specifically study writing. Class assignments include three sets of story pitches and two news memos.  The goal is for you to be ready to walk into a newsroom with an understanding of the language, disciplines, and best standards and practices. We will have occasional guest speakers on nuts-and-bolts topics, such as the use of language and the difference between news presentation in digital and in print. This is a graded course.


1 unit