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Undergraduate Course Details
Number COM 370
Title Fundamentals of News Writing
Credits 3.0
Distribution W
Prerequisites COM202 and W-I


This course covers the fundamentals of writing stories for print, digital, and emerging media. It will help students develop news writing skills across a broad range of topics for a variety of delivery platforms appropriate to both traditional and new journalism paradigms. Beat reporting, libel law, and ethical practices will also be addressed. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Communications majors in Journalism.