LHSP 230 - Writing and Arts II
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Experience in writing or the arts. Non-LSA students welcome and may request permission to enroll.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

"We don't go into journalism to be popular," said the legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas. "It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers."

Journalism as a craft has immovable underpinnings Journalism as a profession has never been under more pressure.

In this course, students will take part in theoretical and practical discussions about journalism, the news and what constitutes fake news. They will learn how to research a story, how to interview a subject, and how to tell the difference between objective journalism and opinionated stories.

Following in the footsteps of journalists turned writers, such as Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and Joan Didion, students will become informed readers, listeners and viewers of all types of coverage, from world affairs and politics to local news, business and sports. They will compare and contrast the approach taken by news organizations such as the New York Times and Washington Post, the BBC and NPR, and CNN and Fox News.

Students also will write their own news stories and create a class website where they decide which stories are most important and choose how to illustrate them. Even if you have no interest in becoming a journalist, this class will help you understand the role of journalism in society, how journalism tools can help improve any type of writing, and why reporting objectively is much harder than it looks.

LHSP 230 - Writing and Arts II
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
TuTh 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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