Course objectives

Develop storytelling skills such as description, anecdotes, details, and narrative.
Learn and practice elements of good journalistic writing, including ledes, nut grafs, clear and concise paragraphs, active verbs, punctuation for pacing, and non-clicheed similes, metaphors, and analogies.
Consider and practice journalistic ethics in reporting, production, and publication.
Develop basic competencies in audio and visual storytelling.
Building the background knowledge and source list necessary to cover a beat.
Identity and report a wide range of sports stories beyond the field of play.
Learn and practice interviewing skills including preparation, scheduling, and fact-checking.
Strengthen content (macro) and line (micro) editing skills
Use social and digital platforms while applying journalistic fundamentals.
Optimize story distribution through social and search optimization.
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