This course builds on Foundations of Journalism I and delves deeper into an understanding of the role of journalists in society, and the political and legal environments in which they operate. In the thinking component, students will consider the situations journalists find themselves navigating and the broader responsibilities they hold as journalists in a democracy. The writing part of the course builds on students’ nonfiction writing practice, emphasizes precision and clarity. Students will complete frequent writing assignments, read news with a critical eye and work in small groups with professional journalist instructors.

Format Comments: Meets full Writing Requirement when taken with JOUR 1002.03.
Prerequisite: JOUR 1002.03