And podcasting is a word-based medium. Yes, sound is a huge part, but the voices are reading scripts, and sound clips of interviews or doors closing or construction vehicles are organized within that script. It all starts with the writing. News Writing (COMM252) can help you learn it.
Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) had a great piece in the @PostStyle section the other day about local news being king of everywhere else but here. I’ve been saying this for years: journalism isn’t dead, and it’s not going to die.
The ability to ask people questions and listen to the answers is more than a skill needed for most jobs, it’s a skill needed for life. The good news, this skill can be taught. Come learn it in News Writing.
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In journalism, we tell other people’s stories. In doing so, we learn how to tell everyone’s story, including our own.
#montgomerycollege #mocoll #spring2017courses 12reasons news writing no.4 4: Facts Matter! The Oxford English Dictionaries dubbed “post truth” the word of 2016. Not in journalism! It might be trendy right now for people to decide what they wish to believe, but eventually truth shows its beautiful face, and we are there to capture it! Details here. (Questions…
#3: Face it, you bought a phone worth hundreds of dollars, and maybe you have a camera (a what?!?) lying around somewhere. A laptop? A tablet? Put them to good use. We take on the meaning of “mojo” (Mobile Journalist) fully in News Writing. Take it and use that stuff for something more than selfies!
2: The craft of news writing helps writers see how to reach audiences. This skill works not just for journalists but for anyone who writes an email (or even a text!). News writing helps a writer think critically about organization clarity and facts.
Our focus on basic writing, interviewing, photography and videography skills preps students for myriad careers in the greater DC area: journalism, law, political science, education. If the job requires communication, you require news writing skills!