Instead of rolling off a printing press, today’s journalism is most often published on the web, sent by e-mail or distributed on slides. If anything, those platforms have increased the importance of text quality as communication professionals strive for clear, concise and conversational writing.
Graduates of DJS are well known for their excellent writing and storytelling skills. They’ve learned how to forego cliches and superlatives, use precise and accessible language, and develop their own voice. Great storytelling means building a gripping narrative that allows situations and protagonists to come alive, alongside with dry facts and analysis.
At DJS, students practice writing features, commentaries, columns and long-form narratives. They produce a week’s worth of newspapers (both as a PDF and as an online edition) as well as a glossy print magazine with a circulation of several thousand.
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