Date(s) - May 11, 2020 - August 2, 2020
This is an online course
The Equine Journalism course is being redeveloped. The new course dates will be posted.
Equine Journalism provides you with the necessary tools, techniques, and knowledge in order to help you become a published author and develop a career in Equine Journalism. Publishers are always looking for new writers, but these writers can fail simply because they lack the basic skills necessary to get the attention of editors.
This course has been designed to assist you in developing the skills needed, including knowing how properly analyze publications to suit your needs, to write a proper query and who to submit it to, how to properly research, interview, and create written copy that gets noticed and accepted on the first try. You will also learn how to self-edit, understand contracts and copyright rules, and how to create pleasing photographs to accompany those submissions. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing your first by-line, article and photograph in a publication.
- understand the basics and roles of journalism and the equine publishing industry
- demonstrate various writing styles
- describe your writing niche
- generate story ideas
- learn research and interview techniques
- write a well-composed query letter
- interpret a writer’s contract, know what writers are paid and how to interact with publishers
- practice writing and editing an article, and know how to present articles in manuscript format
- compose and edit images suitable for inclusion in an article for publication
- recognize ethical issues and know appropriate conduct with respect to journalism
- Quizzes 5%: There will be two online quizzes. Each quiz consists of a number of true or false statements and multiple-choice questions which cover the weekly unit material.
- Assignments 45%: There are three short assignments; writing a query letter, conducting an interview, and an article outline.
- Photography Discussion10%: Sharing photos and discussing photography with a guest speaker
- Final Assignment 40%: During the course, you will complete an article manuscript.
We would like to express our gratitude and best wishes to our Equine Journalism Instructor, Barbara Sheridan. Barbara will be retiring from facilitating this course.
We are currently recruiting a new course instructor.
Registration is limited to 60 students. There are no international student fees and we welcome students from around the world.
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