Sep 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 408 - Feature Writing and Freelancing

Students will learn the skills needed to conceive, report and write a wide range of feature stories for newspapers, magazines, and online publications, as well as how to succeed as a freelance writer.

Prerequisite: COM 226.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Research and generate feature story ideas and develop unique angles
  • Conduct effective interviews for feature stories.
  • Use observation as a reporting tool to capture scenes and anecdotes to make stories more vivid to the reader.
  • Use narrative techniques to construct narrative stories.
  • Write features about places.
  • Write profiles, both long and short.
  • Write features based on issues and trends.
  • Find markets for their work and effectively pitch stories to those markets.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Winter Locations: Ellensburg

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