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Journalism in Practice (301-0-20)


Pitch. Report. Write. Repeat.


Karen E Springen

Meeting Info

Fisk Hall B11: Tues, Thurs 10:30AM - 12:50PM

Overview of class

Ready to move beyond basic news stories and "who, what, why, where, when"? Learn how to pitch, report and write pieces — Q&A's, profiles, features, essays, service stories, charticles — for magazines and online sites. The goal: a finished product that is memorable, thoroughly reported, stylishly written and worthy of publication. To increase the odds, learn how to craft a "wow" story by hearing from (and visiting) magazine, newspaper and online journalists and by connecting with editors who might run your pieces.

Registration Requirements

Sophomore standing
Prereqs: JOUR 201-1, JOUR 201-2

Class Materials (Required)


Class Attributes

Attendance at 1st class mandatory
Prerequisites apply, see description
No Freshmen

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Pre-req: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, and Medill sophomore or junior standing Pre-req: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, and Medill sophomore standing.