JOUR 1240: Advanced Copy Editing

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Course Format Lecture 1.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h
Credits 1.5

Course Description

Errors involving basic grammar and presentation are not the only mistakes that can kill an otherwise intriguing story. Students learn how to refine news stories, press releases, and other non-fiction writing to improve flow and comprehensibility. They assess and edit a variety of texts for gaps and omissions in information, fairness, good taste, libel, editorializing, and other issues. This course is recommended for students interested in journalism, communications, public relations, and any other career requiring specialty writing.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in JOUR 1142.

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