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MCM 102 Writing for the Media

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Journalism and Journalistic Writing: Introduction

From the Purdue OWL:

  • The most important difference between journalism and other forms of non-fiction writing is the idea of objectivity. Journalists are expected to keep an objective mindset at all times as they interview sources, research events, and write and report their stories. Their stories should not aim to persuade their readers but instead to inform. That is not to say you will never find an opinion in a newspaper—rather, journalists must be incredibly mindful of keeping subjectivity to pieces like editorials, columns, and other opinion-based content.

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Topics include the following:

  • Chapter 1: Writing as a Professional
  • Chapter 2: Web Writing Characteristics and Style
  • Chapter 3: Web Design Basics for Writers
  • Chapter 4: Writing Website Content
  • Chapter 5: Writing Newsletters and Web Articles
  • Chapter 6: Writing for Social Media
  • Chapter 7: Writing Other Frequently Used Web Genres

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