JRN 508 Literary Journalism

For the purpose of this course, literary journalism will be defined in the following way: journalism as literature, not journalism about literature. By this we mean the liberal application of the techniques of fiction to deeply reported journalistic stories. Emphasis will be placed on concepts such as scenes, reconstructions, details, point of view, dialogue, immersion reporting, voice, structure and the ethical stance of the literary journalist. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: JRN 120 or NNS 101, Antirequisite: ENG 530 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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