News Writing



Text: Writing and Reporting News: (A coaching method)
Carole Rich, University of Kansas


Week #1. Text: Chapters 1, 2 and 27. Lecture: Reporting and writing process, changing concepts of news, job opportunities, internships.

Week #2. Text: Chapters 3 and 4. Lecture: Basic news story; story ideas.

Week #3. Text: Chapters 5, 6 and 7. Lecture: "Nose for news", listening, note taking.

Week # 4. Text: Chapter 8. Interviewing techniques

Week # 5. Text: Chapters 9 and 10. Lecture: Lets write some stories, leads, nut graphs.

Week # 6. Text: Chapters 11 and 12. Lecture: Body building, story structures.

Week #7. Text: Chapters 13 and 14. Lecture: Storytelling techniques, the art of brevity.

Week #8. Text: Chapters 16 and 17. Lecture: Accuracy and libel, ethics.

Week #9. Text: Chapter 18. Lecture: Multicultural sensitivity

Week #10. Text: Chapter 20 and 21. Lecture: Obits; Covering speeches, press conferences and meetings.

Week #11. Text: Chapter 23. Lecture: Covering crime stories

Week #12. Text: Chapter 24. Lecture: Covering disasters and tragedy (ethics)

Week #13. Text: Chapter 25. Lecture: Writing profiles

Week #14. Text: Chapter 26. Lecture: Features and specialty stories

Week #15. Text: Chapter 14. Lecture: Public relations writing

Week #16. Text: Chapter 15. Lecture: Broadcast writing, review for final exam.




For more information or questions, please contact
Professor J. Mike Reed at (949) 582-4368