Introduction to Journalism

Basic skills of the discipline, focusing primarily on news, analysis, feature and editorial writing (including research, fact-checking, interviewing), but dealing also with editing, layout, journalistic ethics, libel laws.

1 unit — Hutchins

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American journalism is rapidly changing as technology, economics, and culture increasingly disrupt the ways in which people produce and consume the news. Students in this class will learn about the history and elements of journalism and acquire the skills journalists use to produce accurate, engaging, and responsible journalism.
TV news set
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Introduction to Journalism studies the history, fundamentals, and craft of a rapidly changing industry.
photo of the shift key on a keyboard that says "news" instead
American journalism is rapidly changing as technology, economics and culture continue to disrupt the ways in which people produce and consume the news. The fundamentals of journalism, however, have not changed. Students in this class learn to think like a journalist, learn how to generate, research, and develop story ideas, conduct interviews, gain an understanding of how the news cycle works, and acquire the skills journalists use to produce accurate, ethical, clear, impactful and responsible journalism. The class is your gateway drug to becoming a news junkie.

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 4 Introduction to Journalism Corey Hutchins Cornerstone Art Center 301 16 / 2 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 8 Introduction to Journalism Corey Hutchins Cornerstone Art Center 302 16 / 1 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Introduction to Journalism Corey Hutchins TBA 16 / 16 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Introduction to Journalism Corey Hutchins TBA 16 / 16 05/15/2022
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