JRN2100 Intro to Media Writing

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Naissa Lopez

Course Description:

This is an introduction to the process of writing for varied media with an emphasis on gathering information, writing styles, editing, and organization of written communication. The course will explore the role of audience and the particular medium in influencing the writing and editing of communication for various media. Students will discuss topics from their readings along with practical editing and writing assignments, including basic newspaper article editing, as well as magazine article writing. Students also will review and write copy targeted for online delivery.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course is designed to provide students with experience in an array of media writing and editing processes. Additional focus is placed on information research, creating images and graphics to accompany articles, editing for grammar and writing mechanics, and writing headlines and cutlines.

Why This Course Is Important:

The Bible itself is the medium that God inspired man to write. It is provided for our guidance. God used stone as the medium to deliver the ten to guide the Israelites towards a godly way of life. In the commandments given to Moses as they wandered the desert. God’s directives are also written in a particular style and interpreted thousands of times the world over by many contributors. Yet there is a clearly discernable format to these writings in the Bible, it is amazing to see that all of the writing follows a unique style.