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COM 409 – EDITORIAL WRITING - Course Outline

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DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI
COURSE OUTLINE, (FIRST SEMESTER 2016/2017)
COURSE: COM 409 – EDITORIAL WRITING (2CR)
A.  COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course deals with intensive work on the theory and practice of editorials with particular emphasis on analysis and interpretation of events.
B.  COURSE OUTLINE
1.   Meaning of Editorial
2.   Editorial writers
3.   The editorial page
4.   Types of Editorials
5.   Functions of editorials
6.   Persuasive techniques in editorial writing
7.   Propaganda techniques in editorial writing
8.   Sourcing for the editorial materials
9.   Editorial Audience
10.       Classification of editorials
11.       Determinants of editorials
12.       Things to avoid during Editorial writing
13.       Effective Column writing.
14.       Practicals.
C.  RECOMMENDED TEXTS.
1.   Ate, A.A (2007) Editorial Writing: An Academic & Professional Approach. Akure: Pamma Press.
2.   Ukonu, M. (2007) Fundamentals of Editorial writing: (second ed.) Nsukka: University Nigeria Press
3.   Etim, A. (1996) Editorial writing. Port Harcourt: Sunray Books Ltd.
4.   Kusugh, T. (2016) Editorial writing: Principles, Skills and Practice. Makurdi: Ticky Colors Books.
5.   Folayan, B.J (2015) A Practical Guilde to Journalistic writing. Lagos: NUJ in Association with DCRC.
Lecturer: Dr. Andrew Asan Ate.
Phone:   08034456055,
Email:   ateandrew@yahool.com


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