ENGL 621 (01) - Newswriting


Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 10047
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. ENGL 621 may be taken more than once for credit with the approval of the Journalism Program Director. Students must fill out a Permission to Repeat an English Course For Credit form, available in the department office.
Section Comments: Students repeating this course for credit must visit the ENGL department office for a "Repeat for Credit" form.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 401 or ENGL 401H) and ENGL 534
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
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 104
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2024 Course Details

How is the university going to choose a new dean for the College of Liberal Arts? Who decides when to change a study lounge into a built-up triple dorm room? Where can needy families on the Seacoast get a free meal, and why are those places getting busier? Why doesn’t the university build a parking garage?

This is the class where you’ll learn to seek answers to these kinds of questions and tell the true stories they reveal. By researching and writing weekly news articles, you’ll begin to grasp the practice of journalism and better understand the role of journalists in our society.

Responsible, accurate journalism is more important now than it ever was. We’re bombarded with so much information every day that it’s hard to determine what’s reliable and what’s not. The world needs great journalists to tell important stories.

This is a required course for all English/Journalism majors. 


Book Details
ASSOC.PR.STYLEBOOK 2022-2024 (56TH 22)
978154160165 9
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