STAF 101

Introduction to Journalism

This course teaches students the basics of journalism writing. Hands-on activities and engaging in-class discussion are used to develop the skills to interview and properly attribute sources, write effective ledes, avoid the pitfalls of bias, structure thoughtful articles of varying genres and more. This course is strongly encouraged for writers and prospective writers for the university?s student newspaper, The Trail, or other student publications in which writing experience is preferred. All students interested in journalism writing are welcome. Pass/fail grading only.