JRNL3030-A News Writing II    (Summer 2014)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor
Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 7 (06/09/2014 - 08/02/2014)


Time: -

Location: Internet/Online


Seats Available: 12 Seats

Credits: 3

The following additional fees apply to this section:   Fully Online Fee : $150.00

Course Description

News Writing 2 builds on News Writing 1 by challenging students to fine tune their basic newsgathering skills. In News Writing 2, students select a beat, or specialized area of coverage, and write all of their stories on topics relevant to that beat. In this way, they continue to develop your newsgathering and writing skills while cultivating expert-level competence in covering a specific type of news. Journalists need to be able to cover a wide range of issues well, but expert-level competence, such as that developed by beat reporters, is needed to provide substantive coverage of the big issues in many areas. That's what this class is for. Students are encouraged to incorporate their "restricted elective" theme into the beat they select for this course. Upon successful course completion students will be able to: 1) Display expert-level mastery of the subject matter related to your beat 2) Generate consistent news coverage from their own beat Write publishable newspaper articles/features that are beat specific

About The Instructor

Anthony J. Moretti, Ph.D.

Director, CITADEL

Associate Professor of Communication

412-397-6467 phone
Patrick Henry 330