COM 351: Introduction

Textbooks:

Discussion points:

  • Goals of class
  • Turning homework into published clips
  • Grading, editing
  • Use of WordPress
  • Importance of original reporting and news content
  • Finding the “truth” in age of information overload

Questions:

  • Who is your audience? Who are you writing for?
  • Toughest thing about writing? What do you think?

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowler, American journalist and biographer, 1890-1960

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