Writing for the Print Media

Marina Tzoannopoulou

IP2300 Writing for the Print Media


About This Course

Course Description

This advanced English course focuses on news (both hard and soft) and feature story writing for the print media. By combining theory and practice it introduces students to headline language, news story format, leads, the Associated Press stylebook and news writing techniques. The students also have the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills and to write personality features for the print media.

Course Format

This course will employ seminar lectures, discussions, and practical in- and out-of-class short assignments.

Course Evaluation

The course carries no ECTS and as such it has no formal assessment. There is an optional mid-term and final term test.


  • The Associated Press Stylebook (2015). Associated Press.
  • Bagnall, Nicholas (1993). Newspaper Language. Focal Press.
  • Dominick, J.R. (2010). The Dynamics of Mass Communications: Media in the Digital Age. NJ: Mac-Graw Hill Education.
  • Harris, G. & D. Spark (1995), 2nd edition. Practical Newspaper Reporting, Focal Press.
  • Itule, B. D. and D. A. Anderson (1989), 2nd edition. News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  • Keeble, R. (1994). The Newspapers Handbook. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Mencher, M. (1994), 6th edition. News Reporting and Writing. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.
  • Metzler, K. (1997). Creative Interviewing. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Stovall, J. G. (2009), 7th edition. Writing for the Mass Media. Boston: Pearson.