Olivet School of Media and Communication

DC Journalism Extension Site Builds on Narrative Training

The Olivet School of Media and Communication (OSMC) students will be expecting to see a selection of narrative based offerings as they begin classes at Olivet University’s Washington D.C. extension site.

The site’s course offerings for Winter quarter include Feature Writing, Social Media and Audience Development, Ministry Internship, and Journalism Capstone. For the “Feature Writing” course, students will produce narratives and other creative stories that are built from facts but go beyond the hard news format to engage readers. The course breaks down the process of developing nonfiction narratives, from understanding story theory and structure to mastering point of view. The basic elements as scene, action, and character, to drafting, revising, and editing work are essential skills for journalists in the professional field.

The “Social Media and Audience Development” course will cover strategic content creation, social media analytics tools and user experience. At the end of the course, students will have to design a social media strategic plan for their selected brand.

The “Ministry Internship” and “Journalism Capstone” are specially designed for senior journalism students. In collaboration with media companies in Washington D.C., students will be producing journalistic pieces and media products that are fit for publication.

OSMC’s Washington D.C. extension site offers selected courses from the B.A. and M.A. in Journalism program as well as Non-degree, 1-year certificate programs in Advanced News Writing, Multimedia Journalism, and Digital Journalism. The site also provides internship opportunities and limited residential capacities. For more information, visit https://osmc.olivetuniversity.edu