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 Spring semester, and will be instructed by K. Weintraub.

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

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