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Journalism I: The First Rough Draft of History

All Levels | A course for those who are interested in journalism in the 21st century. Topics will include opportunities with traditional media as well as podcasts, blogs, and websites; how to decide on a topic; how to find a publication/audience; how to discern between truth and misinformation; research and interview skills; how to structure a story; and the importance of details and deadlines. Students should come to the first session with an idea they want to pursue.

Instructor: Rebecca Morris

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Term: Summer 2019

Start Date: 07/08/2019

End Date: 07/29/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Rebecca Morris

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Morris is also a veteran journalist who worked in radio and television news in New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington and was a free-lance writer for The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, People, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications before she began writing true crime books.

Her first book, Ted and Ann, continues to be an e-book bestseller on Amazon (and is also available in paperback), and her e-book, Bad Apples – Inside the Teacher/Student Sex Scandal Epidemic, is the only book to look at the trend of female teachers having sex with underage students.

She is the author of A Murder in My Hometown (2018), A Killing in Amish Country - Sex Betrayal and a Cold-Blooded Murder (St. Martin's, 2016) and If I Can't Have You - Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance and the Murder of Her Children (St. Martin's 2014) with bestselling author Gregg Olsen. They are also the authors of the Notorious USA series, including The Boy Who Fired the First Shot, The Girl and the Horrors of Howard Ave., and The Stranger and the World’s Bravest Little Girl.

Rebecca attended Oregon State University, received a B.A. in Journalism from Seattle University, and has an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brown University. She speaks about her work at libraries, schools, and writers’ conferences. She has taught writing, journalism, and playwriting at colleges and universities across the country. She lives in Seattle.

She appears frequently on television as a crime expert.

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