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Undergraduate Course Details
Number COM 501
Title Practicum in Print and Digital Journalism
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites COM302 or COM321 or COM351 or COM370

Description

Students will research, write, edit, and produce print and/or digital news and feature articles for on and/or off-campus news publications. Under the terms of a practicum contract with a supervising faculty member, students will meet with the faculty member by arrangement. Emphasis will be on creating articles in a combination of print, online, photographic, audio and video formats, and working to have those articles published. Students will be expected to pitch stories for publication using query letters, demonstrate an understanding of niche markets, and be familiar with other elements of freelance writing. Limited to communication majors and minors.