Editorial Writing

Leland K. Wood, Editorial Writing, Spring 2014

Course Description:

Designed to introduce journalism students to an area of specialization in communications—the editorial. Emphasis is on writing opinion for newspaper and electronic media and discussion of editorial policy making; the means of persuasion; and the roles of syndicated and local columns, editorial cartoons, letters to the editor; and journals of opinion.

Required Texts:

“The Why, Who and How of the Editorial Page” by Kenneth Rystrom, published by Strata Publishing Inc. of State College, Pa. (2004, Fourth Edition).

Syllabus: 
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