ENGL 311

Feature Writing: Profiles, Columns, and Op-eds

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. This workshop-based course introduces students to the reporting techniques, stylistic differences, and structural conventions of profiles, columns, and op-eds — the types of journalism commonly found in newspapers and magazines under the headings “Feature” and “Opinion.” Special emphasis will be placed on writing for Web publications and blogs and on using social media (Facebook and Twitter) to develop story ideas. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.6b