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ENG 462 Narrative Journalism (3 credits)

At its most basic definition, narrative journalism is journalism that tells a story—generally, the kind of story that you don’t soon forget, a story that you can’t put down or can’t turn away from, a story that lingers for many moments, or days, or years after you first encounter it. In this course, we will study outstanding contemporary examples of narrative journalism and the impact of long-form journalism on the print and digital media landscape. From those examples, we will learn how to combine the best reporting practices with the best storytelling practices in order to produce our own powerful long-form narratives that marry rigorous reporting and research with captivating and creative prose. Prerequisite: ENG 261 Introduction to Reporting & Writing or permission of instructor.

Does not fulfill GEP Art/Lit requirement.