Catalogue 2017 - 2018

JRNL 362 Entertainment Journalism


3 cr.


JRNL 101 and JRNL 250

Course Description

This course analyzes the increasing popularity and practice of entertainment journalism, with an eye toward helping students understand how and why this form of journalism has become so prominent in contemporary media industries. The course examines how the high standards of journalism: truth, accuracy, correct grammar and punctuation, and verification of facts, have shaped this field, as well as how failures to maintain these high standards have had severe consequences. Students will be required to read entertainment news stories as well as analyses of how such stories function in popular culture, and to produce entertainment stories for print, online, social, and/or audio-visual media to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in this field of study.