Writing for the Media

A fresh and lively approach to hands-on journalism.

Are you intrigued by journalism but don’t know where to start? With this course, you will gain practical reporting skills and learn to craft stories that appeal to a mass audience. The challenge is to produce sentences that are sleek and concise, without putting the reader to sleep. 

Along the way, you will have freedom to explore newsworthy topics of special interest. More broadly, you will gain insight into different forms of journalism, including investigative reporting, op-eds and features. Can standards improve? What are the ethical responsibilities of a good journalist? These questions will weave through this course. 

This course is suitable for those of you who work in subjects other than journalism.