Health and Science Reporting (383-0-20)
Patti Lynne Wolter
Fisk Hall 206: Wed 9:00AM - 11:50AM
Overview of class
In this combination writing workshop and seminar, students will read some of the best science and health journalism; meet with expert scientists on campus; and meet the editors and writers from leading scientific journals and publications. Students will learn what makes good science writing, how to find sources, how to evaluate information and how to sort out science from pseudo-science. Students will practice translating research journal articles into consumer news articles and pursue longer, more developed science storytelling.
Pre-reqs: Sophomore standing
Class Materials (Required)
Attendance at 1st class mandatory
SDG Peace & Justice
SDG Good Health and Well-being
Enrollment Requirements: Pre-req: JOUR 201-1, 201-2, and Medill sophomore, Junior, or Senior Standing.