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Entertainment Journalism

In this digital age, writing about entertainment requires an even deeper look into the arts. Designed for novice journalists as well as experienced writers, this course covers a variety of entertainment journalism verticals, including news reporting/curating, profile feature writing, and music/film/TV criticism, while also teaching you how to market your content digitally. Learn best practices for interviewing, gathering sources, verifying facts, attributing quotes, crafting story ideas, pitching, and marketing your content via social media. Writing assignments are based on journalistic work. At the end of the course, your arts IQ will be raised and you will have a solid understanding of how to write publishable articles that inform and entertain and can be pitched to outlets like IndieWire, The Fader, and RollingStone.com.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Essential skills for writing effective, engaging entertainment journalism, including interviewing, gathering sources, verifying facts, attributing quotes, crafting story ideas, pitching, and marketing your content via social media
  • Knowledge of, and strategies for selling to, markets for arts and entertainment writing
  • Improved writing, revising, and editing skills
  • A deeper understanding of film, television, and music
  • Strategies for analyzing works of film, art, music, and literature

Ideal for

  • Aspiring and practicing journalists looking to expand their portfolio
  • Freelance writers looking to capitalize on a robust market
  • The curious and creative
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.