New VCU course: Science Journalism
Write and publish news stories about scientific research
Details about the course
The course is a collaboration between the Robertson School of Media and Culture and VCU Libraries and is supported by a grant from VCU's Quest Innovation Fund. We will explore why science journalism is important; guest speakers will include some of the nation's top science writers. VCU librarians will explain how to do research to understand complex scientific ideas. And journalism professor Jeff South will teach you how to turn those ideas into engaging news stories.
But we're not just going to sit around and talk about science writing. You will interview researchers at VCU and write (and shoot photos and videos) about their work. The stories you generate will be showcased in a magazine on the VCU Libraries website.