Feature Writing & Publishing I

This course is part of the Journalism – Mass Media second year, fully functioning media outlet, known as a ‘Working Newsroom'. As such this course outline reflects students will spend half their time in a classroom setting and half the time in the ‘Working Newsroom'. The focus of the newsroom is production only on all Chronicle platforms, including online, print and Riot Radio. The classroom week focuses on learning and practising new content and techniques, with the goal of employing them in an upcoming newsroom week. Today's journalism graduate requires an immersive learning experience that exposes him or her to the broadest set of technologies and skills on a repetitive basis to move seamlessly into industry. This course aims to provide foundation skills in finding, developing and writing a variety of feature stories and opinion pieces. Lab time will be spent practising techniques for finding story ideas, researching material, and writing general features, profiles, reviews, columns, blogs and/or editorials. Impeccable writing skills are important in writing for publication of any kind. It is assumed that students in this course bring with them the fundamental writing, research, photography and computer skills acquired in first year that are necessary to complete the work assigned.