Journalistic Writing and Storytelling

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode LJX027B05
Vaknaam Journalistic Writing and Storytelling
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Journalistic Writing and Storytelling
Leerdoelen 1. To understand the difference between news writing and feature writing
2. To write news articles including headlines and ledes for various media
3. To identify the working structures and hierarchy of the journalistic environment
4. To conduct interviews for both news and feature articles, understanding the various verbal
and psychological techniques necessary for acquiring all the necessary information
5. To identify the different types of feature and narrative non-fiction articles
6. To craft a feature article using researching, interviewing, observing and reporting skills
7. To have a deeper understanding of the art of storytelling
Omschrijving Students will gain hands-on experience in both news and feature writing. They will gain an
understanding of the various aspects of journalism including working in the news
environment and the differences between writing for radio, television and print. Students will
learn the structure of a news story, how to write headlines and ledes, and how to differentiate
between essential and secondary information. Interviewing techniques for both news and
feature reporting will be discussed and practised, with an emphasis on how to gather all the
important and relevant information. The majority of the course will focus on feature writing.
Different types of feature articles will be discussed and students will be introduced to all the
aspects of feature writing that ultimately lead to producing a well-structured and original
article. This will include formulating ideas, researching, storytelling, observing and
interviewing, with the aim of moving a story idea from genesis to fruition.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator C.P. Chambers
Docent(en) C.P. Chambers , D.L. Colwell, BA.
Verplichte literatuur
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester I b verplicht
Ba Media Studies  (Pre-master) 1 semester I b verplicht
Ba Media Studies  (Digital Culture) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Journalism Studies) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Cultural Industries) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Politics and Global Citizenship) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Audiovisual culture) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Premasterminor Journalism 3 semester I b verplicht