21W.778 Science Journalism

Class Info

An introduction to print daily journalism and news writing, focusing on science news writing in general, and medical writing in particular. Emphasis is on writing clearly and accurately under deadline pressure. Class discussions involve the realities of modern journalism, how newsrooms function, and the science news coverage in daily publications. Discussions of, and practice in, interviewing and various modes of reporting. In class, students write numerous science news stories on deadline. There are additional longer writing assignments outside of class. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.778 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. D. Colen.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesdays in 14-0637.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information at the Comparative Media Studies / Writing (Course 21W) < MIT site or on the 21W.778 Stellar site.

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