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COM 561 Fundamentals of Journalism & Newswriting 3.0 Credits

This is an introductory course which introduces students to the fundamentals of journalism, various forms of newswriting and, in this context, explores and applies mass media effects theory. Students will learn to distinguish news and opinion pieces, and will get a basic understanding of the media and journalism industry, the role and impact of advertising and PR, and the implications of media law and ethics. Students will also learn to write clear and accurate stories, including concise leads and informative yet attention-grabbing headlines. In this context, students will be introduced to basic concepts of editing and journalistic style, including AP conventions.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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