CRW 220 Writing for Newspapers & Magazines

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the art of writing essays for newspapers and magazines. Through a study of the different types of features (reviews, profiles, op-ed, general assignment, long-form essays, etc.), students will learn methods for gathering information (investigation, research, interviews), ethical practices for reporting and sourcing stories, and, of course, writing features that integrate information with clear writing and storytelling techniques. At semester’s end, students will have a portfolio consisting of several revised articles (at least one long-form feature) and two polished, specifically targeted pitches.