HMS-225A Introduction to Journalism
This course teaches basic techniques of journalism, including research, interviewing, fact-checking and ethics-all in the context of readings in the history of journalism and under the guidance of an experienced professional. Students research and write basic news stories and profiles and generate story ideas, with encouragement to pursue suitable outlets for publication. Classroom instruction and writing assignments are supplemented with field trips and guest lectures from professional journalists. The course is a preferred elective for Writing Program students.