Singapore University of Social Sciences

Writing for Print and Emerging Media (COM253)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


COM253e Writing for Print and Emerging Media provides insights into journalistic writing, from selection and preparation of news stories to the writing and editing process.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction; On the Job; How Newsroom Works
  • Newswriting Basics
  • Reporting Basics
  • Online Writing
  • Writing Features
  • Media Law and Ethics

Learning Outcome

  • Explain what constitute news
  • Compare the different demands of writing for print and online media
  • Apply various reporting practices and principles
  • Use tools of writing to write good leads and news stories for print and online media
  • Write news stories and features for newspapers
  • Develop news stories and features for the Internet
  • Discuss issues by presenting accurate and interesting stories
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