Cm204 Writing for the Media 4 credits
Through a combination of writing assignments, lectures and discussions, this course familiarizes students with various types of writing used in a broad media spectrum, including print and Web journalism, broadcast media and allied fields. Students will learn to write by writing in a variety of forms and with a variety of purposes. Special emphasis is put on print and electronic news writing, on writing commercials, PSAs (public service announcements), specialized communications, press releases, and writing for Internet sites and for emerging media. Writing produced for this course may be incorporated into Southern Vermont College media.