Ocean 506 A
Science & Technology News and Feature Writing
Location: OCN 425
Qualifies for W credit
Instructor: Dr. Deborah Illman
This course provides graduate students and upper division undergraduates with an advanced experience in science and technology writing. We explore issues of accuracy and the treatment of scientific uncertainty by journalists and sources. Other topics include the structure of feature writing, the editorial process, layout and display issues, and freelancing a story.
Students develop advanced skills in science news writing through a combination of writing assignments, readings, discussion sessions, writing clinics, and special guest presentations by practicing science writers.
Articles developed by students may be considered for publication in Northwest Science & Technology (www.nwst.org).
Students completing this class should possess the conceptual understanding as well as the practical experience needed for a variety of writing, communication, or public outreach positions.
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