2018 - Fall

Writing for Wide Audience

Course Number: JOUR-GA 60.001

Day & Time: Wednesday, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Room 652

Instructor: Tunku Varadarajan

*This elective is for students OUTSIDE of the Journalism Department.

Writing for A Wide Audience is grounded in the idea that expertise is a wasted asset if not shared with non-experts. The purpose of this course is to help you, the budding expert/specialist, learn how to write for the wider public – for people outside your academic discipline, whether it’s public policy, science, technology, math, engineering, law, medicine, business administration, etc. You will work on writing that is rigorous, but never jargon-riddled or obscure; accessible to readers who don’t share your water-cooler; and compelling to people with little knowledge of your subject.

The class has a flexible curriculum, and the material evolves based on students’ needs and subjects. It is ideal for Masters and PhD students who want to learn the art of communicating through mass media.

Co-sponsored by the Social Entrepreneurship Program.