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MPJO-501-01 Fundamentals of Reporting and News Writing
Alisa Parenti
Fall 2010

Students will learn the basics of news writing: how to write a powerful lead, how to gather and use sound bites and quotations effectively, and how to produce compelling news stories. We will explore news values and interview techniques, master AP Style guidelines, and practice writing for print, broadcast, and online media. Those looking to hone their reporting and communicating skills will find an abundance of hands-on opportunities.

This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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Summer '11: Beckwith, R (file download)
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MPJO-501-02 Fundamentals of Reporting and News Writing
Ryan Teague Beckwith
Summer 2011
This course meets at the National Press Club.

Students will learn the basics of news writing: how to find and report interesting stories, how to write quickly and concisely, and how to work in online, print and broadcast media. You will be drilled on standard journalism writing, Associated Press style, and news values, with lots of hands-on practice. This course will give students a solid foundation for further adventures in journalism.


This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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