What draws people to journalism as a profession? And what keeps them there? What do journalists really do? How do they think? What happens behind the scenes? This course is an excellent primer for people considering the field of journalism as a first career choice or career switch. Students will explore the areas of print reporting, magazine writing, television news and current affairs, web reporting, column writing, and more; they will try their hand at some basic journalistic skills, and consider the profession from the viewpoint of popular culture, real-life stories from guest experts, and an evening in a working newsroom.
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