Welcome to Communications 3231, the Media Writing class. This course is a stepping stone to the Newspaper class and other communications classes. You will learn some of the basic writing styles used in the print, broadcast and online mediums, plus get a taste of public relations writing. Toward the end of the semester, you will forsake the basics and undertake a bit more complicated writing form.  You will also learn a bit about the ethical and legal concerns facing those in the communications field. The goal is to polish your skills in a form of writing you may know little about and gain the skills to better filter information.


 I work Monday through Friday at the Chronicle (generally 3:30 to 11:30 p.m.), and I do not have regular office hours on campus.  Nevertheless, I try to make myself available to students whenever needed. Don’t be afraid of calling or e-mailing me with questions. 


Good luck this semester.

Course Information

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Course Description

Required Texts


Facts about Newspapers 2003

Guide to Associated Press Style

Newspaper Credibility Handbook

UHCL Bayousphere

The Signal Newspaper

For more information about this site please contact Paul McGrath:
Email: superag1@swbell.net or paul.mcgrath@chron.com

Phone (281) 283-3366 • Bayou Building, Suite 2121 • Hours 11:00am to 11:30am