Spring 2023

JTC 328 Feature Writing [CRN 15972]

Overview of Course

In this course, students will take on the challenge of becoming journalistic feature writers and storytellers who craft stories for various digital platforms and physical distribution channels. The journalistic method of verification and engaged storytelling will be emphasized. Students will background themselves while at sea in the culture, politics, economics and social life of countries where we will make ports calls. They will develop story ideas while at sea, with the ability to focus on areas of their own particular interest, from music to technology and from food to travel, to name just a handful of topics. Students also will interview each other and develop stories about their own experiences on the voyage and what a semester at sea means to them. These stories may be used to share the Semester at Sea story.