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Journalistic Writing

  • 7.5 credits

Proficiency course in journalism, ideal for students looking for complementary studies within a Master's Programme and to turn an academic text into a work of Science Journalism.

Journalistic writing

The course is an introduction to journalistic writing with a focus on science journalism. It highlights ethical issues and problematizes the respective roles of scientific knowledge and journalism.

The practical part of the course consists of writing exercises and the collection of your own material as well as external monitoring in journalistic publications. Under supervision, you will write texts based on your own area of expertise.

Academic researcher or journalist - the course suits all

The course is excellent for you who would like to make your own academic text such as a thesis into a more popular science form. Also if you are a journalist and would like to understand how to turn an academic text into popular science. All by using the tools within Science journalism.

Note: Course run Period 1

Course is on basic level (1st Cycle) and taught in English

Begins/Ends
week commencing
31/08/2020 - 08/11/2020
  • Course structure

    What you will get from the course

    ·      Source search

    ·      Interviewing techniques

    ·      Source criticism

    ·      Journalistic writing

    ·       Strategies for communicating research results in journalistic form aimed at a broad audience

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and practical application exercises. Course requirements:Seminars, oral and written presentations and practical application exercises are compulsory elements of thecourse. Teaching takes place in the language specified in the application information each time the course isadvertised. For more detailed information, please refer to the course description. The course description isavailable no later than one month before the course starts.

    Assessment

    The course is examined through a journalistic work. For more detailed information, please refer to the course description. The course description is available no later than one month before the course starts.

    Link to Course Information page

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Course texts is to be found here

  • Meet us

    Meet our teachers

    Course teachers have extensive professional journalism experience internationally and in Sweden. The course coordinator is director of studies for journalism, and has taught journalism at universities in Sweden and the United States. has a professional background as a journalist contributing to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other international and Swedish publications, and conducts research on visual journalism and editorial processes

  • Contact

     

    Adress Student Counselor via studievagledare@ims.su.se or Director of Studies about the course 

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