Singapore University of Social Sciences

Writing for Print and Emerging Media (COM253)

Synopsis

COM253e Writing for Print and Emerging Media provides insights into journalistic writing, from selection and preparation of news stories to the writing and editing process.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Introduction; On the Job; How Newsroom Works
  • Newswriting Basics
  • Reporting Basics
  • Online Writing
  • Writing Features
  • Media Law and Ethics

Learning Outcome

  • Explain what constitute news
  • Compare the different demands of writing for print and online media
  • Apply various reporting practices and principles
  • Use tools of writing to write good leads and news stories for print and online media
  • Write news stories and features for newspapers
  • Develop news stories and features for the Internet
  • Discuss issues by presenting accurate and interesting stories
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