ENGL 211

News Writing and Investigative Reporting

Prerequisite: ENGL 104. This course provides an introduction to “hard news” reporting and editing in the age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. Emphasis will be placed on developing story ideas, research and interviewing skills, and the ethical use of social media as news-gathering tools. Students will be required to maintain a blog and submit course assignments to the student newspaper. Offered alternate years. III.O, III.W, V.6b