Summer 2012 quarter
- Suzanne Simons writing, journalism, sociology
- Fields of Study
- American studies, communications, community studies, history and writing
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- journalism, communication, publishing, community development, government, social services, nonprofits, education.
In this hands-on writing-intensive journalism course, students will learn and practice doing community-based journalism. Specifically, we will learn and practice the fundamentals of journalism, particularly newsgathering, reporting, writing, and editing. Activities may include guest journalists, shadowing a local journalist or communications professional, and a reporting practicum on local government, events, organizations, or neighborhoods. We will also explore communication theory and the history and development of community-based journalism, particularly among communities whose voices have not traditionally been heard.
Students registering for 6 credits will also do a journalism-focused internship of 40 hours during the quarter and spend at least one hour a week on internship-related assignments in conjunction with continuing journalism course work.
- Advertised Schedule
- 1-4p Mon/Wed at Tacoma; no class weeks 3, 7, and 8
- Greener Store
- Internship Required
- Students registering for 6 credits must arrange and complete a journalism-focused internship, spending 40 hours over the quarter with a local community media outlet (newspaper, radio or TV station), public agency, nonprofit organization or education institution.
- Offered During