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COMM 3242. Writing for Media (2-2-3) Prerequisites: COMM 2105, 2110, 2136 or 2137. Practical application of effective public relations techniques based on a comprehensive P.R. campaign. May include, but is not limited to, letters to the editor, personality profile, news releases, broadcast version, social media, and speech writing. (Course Fee Required)

COMM 4108. Social and Digital Media Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisites: COMM 3242 with a minimum grade of B. Students will learn to apply the core values of flexibility, critical thinking, and experimentation on new media platforms.

COMM 4143. Strategic Media Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisites: COMM 3242 and COMM 2015, COMM 2110, COMM 2136, or COMM 2137. This course trains students how to write for media used by media professionals. Students will begin with fundamental training in media industry writing standards and methods of information gathering for content development. Practical application of media writing standards will be applied to specific genres in media writing, such as human interest/feature writing, opinion/editorial, and broadcast platforms of content delivery.