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Class Information for Fall 2019: CHANGES IN NEWS REPORTING in Today’s World, Monday October 21, 3-5, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (F101)


The Role of News Reporting in Today's World has changed. The class will examine the various ways people receive their news, how they personalize what news they get by signing up for a variety of news websites. The class would also describe how journalists are taught to deliver news by answering the four basic questions of Who, What, Where, When.....To answer the question “Why”, it is easy to get into editorializing and we will discuss how news reporting has evolved and changed. The class will offer tips on how to separate fact from fiction when reporting, listening and writing about the news. Instructor Gary Cohen has been involved in Broadcast Journalism since 1978, having spent ten years at all-news WINS Radio in New York City, three years in Los Angeles at all-news KFWB Radio and a nearly ten years in Washington, DC for Mutual-NBC Radio Network and Westwood One News Radio Network along the way. He has been a writer, editor, producer and national correspondent – and is still a free-lance correspondent for Westwood One Radio Network in Washington, covering national news stories which break in the Phoenix area.

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