February 8, 2011

Online summer courses in media law & journalism

This summer, you can earn college credits studying newswriting or media law -- all while tanning on the beach or lounging in your living room.

CubReporters.org's founder Mark Grabowki is teaching online courses on "Writing for Newspapers" (a.k.a. Newswriting) and "Free Speech, Media Law & Democracy" (a.k.a. Media Law) through Adelphi University, where he's a professor. The 3-credit classes feature video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions, all of which can be done through your computer. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

In the 5-week Media Law class, students learn about the First Amendment, free speech, copyright, libel, protecting confidential sources, getting government records, cyberspace issues and other media law issues from a lawyer and former journalist.

In the 8-week Newswriting course, students learn how to report, interview, write and revise news stories. Students will be assigned to cover real news stories and will receive detailed feedback. In the past, students have had articles published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Newsday, Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier and other newspapers.

For more info, click here or contact Mark. Space is limited, so register ASAP. Classes begin May 23.

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