Journalism: Investigating the Truth

  • Name:

    Journalism: Investigating the Truth (ENGL270v)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Language Arts 9 (ENGL100)

Journalism: Investigating the Truth


In this course, you will learn how to write a lead that grabs your readers, how to write engaging news stories and features, and how to interview sources. You will also learn about the history of journalism, how to succeed in the world of social media news, and how to turn your writing, photography, and people skills into an exciting and rewarding career.

Special Notes:

A stable Internet connection is needed for this class.


Have you ever wanted to create your own magazine or newspaper? Maybe you watch tv and dream of being the anchor on the evening news, or the reporter breaking the latest story! If you have an interest in writing stories, researching events, or even taking photographs, you will find this journalism course exciting and fulfilling! It’s the perfect place for you to discover if journalism might be something you’d like to pursue in your future career.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I really liked this class. It was a really fun way to take an English class and taught me to be a better writer. This was, by far, my favorite English class ever!

Because of this class, I know how to conduct thoughtful research and carry a proper interview. I understand the requirements and regulations for effective journalism, and this will really help me in determining a prospective major. Whether I chose psychology or journalism as my end goal, it was wonderful to take this class and it has greatly shaped my perspective of the writing career.

The class discussions were one of my favorite parts of the course.

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