Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCO 473 Longform Journalism

3 Credit(s) W-III
This course will focus on how to interest readers in longform nonfiction storytelling for print and online publications by using multiple narrative elements and digital platforms to tell stories. We will discuss the components of in-depth feature writing, which include character arcs, story development and structure, dialogue, scenes, transitions, word usage, point of view and style. Students will report on and write pieces that incorporate text, images, and multimedia tools that include audio elements embedded in text, video clips intertwined with the story, and interactive graphics. The goal is to create memorable narrative non-fiction pieces that hold a reader’s attention throughout the story. Three lecture hours per week.
 Prerequisite: W-II; Grade of C or higher in MCO373 or COM370 or MCO370.