MCOM 002 - Writing for the Media - Units 3

Prerequisites: MCOM 1.

This course is designed to offer the student fundamental instruction in writing for the mass media. The course includes instruction in writing techniques for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and other news and information media. Also covered is the application of journalistic principles in writing columns, features, and editorials; corporate communications; publicity, public information, advertising and related areas. The treatment of news by both print and broadcast media is analyzed and evaluated. Legal and ethical issues related to writing for the media are also examined. Extensive instruction is offered in standard styles, grammar, copy editing, and proofreading. The course is particularly recommended for English, communications, business and advertising majors, as well as for any field in which the student would benefit from theoretical and practical enhancement of writing skills. (CSU)