Course Detail


Professional Writing

Narrative Journalism and Business Writing Fall 2015


In this course, we will explore research, reporting, and writing strategies common to the practice of journalism in the digital age, partnering with the Davidsonian and other publications in the greater Charlotte area to write at least three stories (one covering a "hard news" event, one crafting a full-length profile on a person or group of public interest, and one involving an ethnographic profile of a business/nonprofit serving the community). We also will develop a professional digital portfolio and refine our professional Web presence to feature our journalistic work as well as r\00E9sum\00E9s, cover letters, and research statements and proposals related to this work and other fields of interest. In this way, this course emphasizes writing as a means of civic engagement and encourages you, as campus community members, to connect your lives and learning with the broader professional world.