WRIT 4326 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING

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WRIT 4326 Public Affairs Reporting
Prerequisite(s): WRIT 3323
This course emphasizes public affairs reporting in its traditional role as the staple of American journalism while stressing the increased and evolving role of journalists, working in the age of information, to go beyond gathering, organizing, and presenting facts, to finding ways to present increasingly complicated information in ways that help the public to better understand and manage 21st century issues that dominate the news. Public affairs issues discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, public agencies, science, the environment, medicine, health, and business, and the global issues of energy, hunger, health, war and terrorism.


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