This course focuses on critical, interpretive and opinion writing for newspapers and other media in the form of editorials, reviews, columns, letters and cartoons. Students will study and analyze editorial writing in major newspapers with special emphasis on principles, standards and practices. Editorial pages and op-ed sections of leading newspapers will be evaluated. Also considered will be journalistic techniques involved in the writing of personal columns. An important aspect of the course is in-class analysis and discussion of current events as a basis for critical thinking and editorial writing.



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  2. Goldstein, Norm, Ed. 2005. The AP Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (With Internet Guide and Glossary). New York: The Associated Press.
  3. Yusof Hussain, 2008. Teori-teori Komunikasi. Kuala Lumpur: PTS Professional Publishings.
  4. Stovall, James Glen & Mullins, Edward. 2006. The Complete Editor. 2nd, New York: Pearson, Allyn & Bacon.