Writing for Digital Media

Marissa K. Landrigan, Writing for Digital Media, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basics of successful writing for a variety of online media. We will rhetorically analyze the particular needs of digital media including blogs, websites, various social media, and collaborative media such as wikis. Using a process-based approach, we will then practice crafting clear, concise prose, and shaping it to meet the needs of online readers. By analyzing how online communities organize, use, and distribute knowledge and information, we will evaluate and build digital stories that communicate simply and effectively. Since our focus will be on developing a rhetorical awareness of the needs of an online audience, the course will allow students to practice digital writing for a variety of professional fields, ranging from business and technical communication to journalism, from public relations and marketing to creative writing. You should therefore be prepared to dictate much of your own focus in this course, in terms of subject and content.

Required Texts:

-The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, edited by Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson, and Benjamin J. Robertson. Either the print or ebook version is fine.

Syllabus: 

Marissa K. Landrigan, Writing for Digital Media, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basics of successful writing for a variety of online media. We will rhetorically analyze the particular needs of digital media including blogs, websites, various social media, and collaborative media such as wikis. Using a process-based approach, we will then practice crafting clear, concise prose, and shaping it to meet the needs of online readers. By analyzing how online communities organize, use, and distribute knowledge and information, we will evaluate and build digital stories that communicate simply and effectively. Since our focus will be on developing a rhetorical awareness of the needs of an online audience, the course will allow students to practice digital writing for a variety of professional fields, ranging from business and technical communication to journalism, from public relations and marketing to creative writing. You should therefore be prepared to dictate much of your own focus in this course, in terms of subject and content.

Required Texts:

None

Syllabus: 

Marissa K. Landrigan, Writing for Digital Media, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basics of successful writing for a variety of online media. We will rhetorically analyze the particular needs of digital media including blogs, websites, various social media, and collaborative media such as wikis. Using a process-based approach, we will then practice crafting clear, concise prose, and shaping it to meet the needs of online readers. By analyzing how online communities organize, use, and distribute knowledge and information, we will evaluate and build digital stories that communicate simply and effectively. Since our focus will be on developing a rhetorical awareness of the needs of an online audience, the course will allow students to practice digital writing for a variety of professional fields, ranging from business and technical communication to journalism, from public relations and marketing to creative writing. You should therefore be prepared to dictate much of your own focus in this course, in terms of subject and content.

Required Texts:

None

Marissa K. Landrigan, Writing for Digital Media, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basics of successful writing for a variety of online media. We will rhetorically analyze the particular needs of digital media including blogs, websites, various social media, and collaborative media such as wikis. Using a process-based approach, we will then practice crafting clear, concise prose, and shaping it to meet the needs of online readers. By analyzing how online communities organize, use, and distribute knowledge and information, we will evaluate and build digital stories that communicate simply and effectively. Since our focus will be on developing a rhetorical awareness of the needs of an online audience, the course will allow students to practice digital writing for a variety of professional fields, ranging from business and technical communication to journalism, from public relations and marketing to creative writing. You should therefore be prepared to dictate much of your own focus in this course, in terms of subject and content.

Required Texts:

Writing for Digital Media by Brian Carroll

Syllabus: 
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