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Advanced Reporting




Admission Requirements

Similarly-tagged 200/300-level courses or permission from the course instructor.


This course follows directly on from the Essentials of Journalism – seeking to deepen students understanding of print journalism and in particular honing their skills in reporting, interviewing and in writing news stories and features. The course will also work on their ability to edit stories, taking particular care with the use of cliché free, clear English. The emphasis now will be on students going out and doing their own reporting, but the students will also be given a host of articles – both news stories and features – to study and discuss.

Course Objectives

  • To hone the reporting, interviewing and writing skills of the students

  • To give students a clear understanding and grasp of editing

  • To further develop students’ ability to write news and features


At least two weeks before the course begins, all students should order the following books (only the paperback is acceptable, not the ebook version!):

The Art and Craft of Feature Writing – William E. Blundell
Essential English (for Journalists, Editors and Writers) – Harold Evans
Command and Control – Eric Schlosser

Additional reading will be distributed during the course.