In this course, students practise fusing basic journalistic skills with the finer points of storytelling.
This course will introduce students to the more creative writing aspects of journalism—the writing of stories behind the breaking news of the day, or the small human dramas that make up the world around us. Students will study feature writing styles and techniques and experiment with several feature formats, from colour stories and personality profiles to substantial background articles. Students will produce a major, term-end feature story and several smaller assignments.
Prerequisites: JOUR 2000.03 or JOUR 2001.06 or permission of the Instructor.