Presentations

Week 1 - Introduction. The Media Landscape. What is news?

Week 2 - Libel, Privacy and The Laws You Deal With

Week 3 - Interviewing, Attribution, Use of Quotes

Week 4 - Down to Basics: Writing Ledes

Week 5 - The Inverted Pyramid

Week 7 - The Inverted Pyramid (cont.)

Week 8 - More Basics: The Police Story

Week 8 - Guest Speaker. Public Relations

Week 9 - Obits and Rewrites

Week 10 - Speeches, News Conferences and Meeting Stories

Week 11 - Guest Speaker

Week 12 - Writing Features

Week 13 - Writing for the Internet

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Week 14 - Broadcast Writing. Class review


Course Information

COMM 3231 - Home

Syllabus

Course Description

Required Texts

Schedule

Facts about Newspapers 2003

Guide to Associated Press Style

Newspaper Credibility Handbook

UHCL Bayousphere

The Signal Newspaper

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