Section Instructor: Lisa Davis
This Digital Course Pack is for students enrolled in COMM-40 (Fall 2019) at Santa Clara University.
This is a series of self-directed courses produced by Poynter’s News University covering key aspects of news writing and reporting, focusing on the planning and writing of effective messages in journalism, public relations, and web media. Each of these digital courses has an assessment of your understanding of the information presented, which is part of your final grade in the course.
The courses in this pack are:
- News Literacy Primer: How to Evaluate Information
- News Sense: The Building Blocks of News
- The Interview
- Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics
- Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course
- Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More
You need to complete all NewsU self-directed courses online as part of this Digital Course Pack, taking an assessment at the end of each course.
You can take the assessment up to three times and must make at least an 80 percent correct to pass each assessment.
Click on the link to the Course Readings in the left margin to begin.
Questions about the Digital Course Pack? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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