Jun 05, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JOUR 416 - Literary Journalism (W)

3 hours

This course explores the nonfiction form of literary journalism: the extended, often book-length, nonfiction treatment of a topic. Literary journalism distinguishes itself from conventional reporting by going much deeper into a topic-by telling a story with literary techniques such as scene-setting, character development, and rich detail. Literary journalism combines the accuracy of a journalist with the storytelling ability of a novelist. In this course, students will (a) study the theory and techniques of literary journalism, (b) read top works from literary journalists (extended-treatment articles and books), (c) become more familiar with the book publishing industry, and (d) produce a single extended work of literary journalism for publication as a long-form article or book.