ENGL 621 (01) - Newswriting


Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 52043
Students get a strong journalistic foundation with hands-on experience reporting and writing compelling news stories for print and digital platforms. Skills taught include finding news stories and tracking down sources; conducting interviews and verifying facts; and drafting and revising stories. Prereq: ENGL 401, ENGL 534 and permission of the instructor. ENGL 621 may be taken more than once for credit with the approval of the Journalism Program Director, up to a maximum of 8.00 credits. Students must fill out a Permission to Repeat an English Course For Credit form, available in the department office.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Lisa Miller

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 104
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Spring 2023 Detailed Course Information: Newswriting

Impact, conflict, novelty, timeliness – these are what make for compelling news. In this class you’ll learn how journalists determine what is and isn’t news, and how great news stories get written. You’ll develop your reporting and writing skills, learning how to interview and how to create clear, concise, interesting stories. In class, we’ll discuss readings, talk about different types of stories and about writing and reporting techniques, do writing and reporting exercises, and workshop your stories.

Contact the listed instructor for permission to register for this class.