This course focuses on how to equip students to be more responsible journalists when writing news on religion and particularly on Islam. News writing and reporting can be a difficult task, especially with all the preparation and responsibilities involved. Students will study stories that published in newspapers (print and online) and they will practice and focus on how to report news on Islam objectively.



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