COM 253 - True Stories
“Tell me a story,” is one of the most powerful invitations in human communication, and narrative forms - from podcasts such as “Serial” to everyday newspaper and web reporting - communicate information through compelling storylines and characters. Yet narratives also can mislead and misrepresent, depending on their point of view, factual veracity, research support, sourcing and ethics. This course will draw on analysis of a variety of narrative journalism forms as well as hands-on work and visits from top practitioners in considering the elements and standards of good journalism and the role and influence of narrative in media and culture.
Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement