News Writing (MECO6900)


This core unit introduces students to news writing skills required by print media, including the elements of journalistic style, the structure of news and feature articles, interviewing, researching, news gathering and editing skills. The unit of study focuses on journalistic news writing but will also be useful to anyone seeking to work in fields that require professional communication skills, such as public relations and communication management, or corporate roles that require strong writing ability.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1x1900wd news story reporting package (40%), 1x2500wd news feature story reporting package (50%), participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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