ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Winter 2022, Section 003 - Headlines, Pitching and How to Build a Skill Set for a Career in Journalism
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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This course, co-taught by Gaurav Desai (Chair of the Department of English) and Amy Tara Koch (well-known journalist and UM alumnus), will dissect a variety of journalism styles, explain the hierarchy of the industry, and dive into how to pitch and write features for newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. You will craft leads and headlines, gain experience with research and interviews, learn how to gather sources to verify information, and learn how to efficiently build an idea into a story. Through it all, you will learn the canyon of differences between “content creators” and journalists, and influencers as distinct from those who are influential. We will bring in guest speakers including assigning editors, audience engagement editors, social media experts, and other working professionals at media organizations. We hope to bring in speakers who work for Social Studies, the Gram List, New York Times and CBS Chicago among others.

Course Requirements:

Readings will include three short books and materials made available over Canvas. You will be graded based on class participation, one quiz and 4-5 short written assignments.

Schedule

ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
24278
Open
7
 
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MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets 01/05/2022-02/22/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 01/18/22)
002 (LEC)
 In Person
30078
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets 03/07/2022-04/19/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 03/21/22)
003 (LEC)
  Hybrid
35310
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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004 (LEC)
 Online
37348
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 01/05/2022-02/22/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 01/18/22)
005 (LEC)
 Online
37349
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 03/07/2022-04/19/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 03/21/22)
006 (LEC)
 Online
37529
Open
5
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets 01/05/2022-02/22/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 01/18/22)
007 (LEC)
 Online
37530
Open
8
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets 03/07/2022-04/19/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 03/21/22)
008 (LEC)
 Online
42086
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets 03/07/2022-04/19/2022 (Drop/Add Deadline: 03/21/22)

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