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JOUR 2224 The Literature of Fact (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the landscape where journalism and literature meet. By reading the finest examples of literary journalism across a spectrum of genres, including complex features, profiles, travel writing, topical sketches and reported essays, students will use those writings as templates for their own writing projects. We will explore in-depth reporting, interview technique, detail in service to theme, elasticity of time, story structure, and narrative arc. A balance of reading and writing assignments will introduce students to advanced reportorial skills, provide an opportunity to practice immersion journalism, and expose students to challenging and satisfying forms of fact-based writing.


Instructor(s): Ted Gup

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Jan-14