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Medical and Science Journalism Course (Fall 2016) cross listed with HPM 550 and HBEH 660

If you’d like to learn how to write and report health, medical and science stories for the popular media, this is the course for you:

MEJO 560 (“Medical and Science Journalism”), cross listed as HPM 550 and HBEH 660, M, W 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m., 128 Carroll Hall (“Halls of Fame” room)

This course prepares students to work as health, medical and science journalists. The course emphasizes writing skills in all media formats. Students read articles from leading health, medical and science journalists and also complete three reporting assignments. You can view last year’s syllabus at:

For more information, contact Prof. Tom Linden at:<>


Science Documentary Television Course (Fall 2016) to focus on an environmental issue

If you’ve ever wanted to produce a television documentary with an environmental focus, here’s your chance.

MEJO 562 (“Science Documentary Television”), cross listed as HPM 552 and HBEH 562, Th, 11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 338 Carroll Hall

In the course students work in teams to produce video reports on environmental issues, with a focus this semester probably on water quality in the state. An earlier student report told the story of a state-financed effort to use an unproven technology, known as Solar Bees, to stir stagnant water in Jordan Lake.

Last fall students produced video reports on two North Carolina State Parks.  Both pieces aired on North Carolina Public Television. Here’s one of the reports about Jockey’s Ridge State Park.<>

No prior television or journalism experience is required although previous media experience is a plus. Class space is limited so please register on ConnectCarolina if you’re interested. To view last fall’s syllabus, go to:

For more information, contact Prof. Tom Linden at:<>

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