Journalism: The Who, What, Where, Why, and How of Writing Feature Stories
If you are contemplating a career in journalism, this course provides the essentials—who, what, where, why, and how—of reporting and writing feature stories. In this immersive, hands-on course, you will gain the fundamental skills of print-based journalism by mastering techniques that are applicable to all journalistic forms, including newspaper, magazine, digital, and broadcast. In a collaborative environment, you will learn to identify story ideas, conduct research, and interview subjects. You will hone your writing skills to craft clear, concise, and engaging stories and headlines, while delving into the critical issues of journalism ethics, including plagiarism and libel. This course also will explore careers across the journalism industry and will provide a comprehensive view of the ways in which technology has—and hasn’t—changed a journalist’s job. Gain experience having your work closely reviewed by a professional editor, and leave the class with a polished feature story and a blog post.
You'll Walk Away with
- Mastery of skills and techniques that are applicable to all forms of journalism
- Experience working with a professional editor
- A polished feature story and a blog post
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students who are interested in exploring a career in journalism