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Every journalist must be able to write clearly and precisely.

Whether you're writing books or magazine stories, producing web videos, or working in front of the camera, our faculty can help you hone your prose, develop your voice, and use words effectively to delight your audience.

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Journalism is changing rapidly, but the written word is as important to journalists today as it was a century ago. All M.S. students at the journalism school complete a seven-week writing module in the fall semester; Options include writing messages, writing features, and courses to the ear. In spring, students who want to pursue a career in writing can take in-depth courses such as literary journalism, digital longform or the book seminar. Students pursuing a multimedia or broadcasting career can opt for courses that will help them improve their screenplay writing skills and use words effectively to complement images.

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