Jun 19, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

COM 124 - Media Writing


Course Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and techniques needed to gather and organize information for the purpose of media writing. Students learn the fundamentals of purpose, context, voice, technique, and structure for effective writing for various forms of media, including print, broadcast, and online.


Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply information-gathering and effective listening techniques, including interviewing.
  • Use professional stylebooks and guides to format writing for a particular media.
  • Make distinctions in content of various types of media writing.
  • Write content for a variety of media.
  • Articulate ethical, legal, and copyright issues related to writing.
  • Consider ethical implications and apply ethical decision making in the field of media writing.
  • Critically reflect on professional practice.

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