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Writing, Journalism, Media & Publishing

Welcome to the Writing, Journalism, Media & Publishing Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in Writing, Journalism, Media & Publishing and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in these fields. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.

How to Create an Online Portfolio (Even When You Don’t Have Work Experience)

You don’t need professional work experience to have a great online portfolio. If you’ve written articles for the school newspaper, conducted research for a class, developed a video game in an extracurricular, or did some graphic design on your own …

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The Everything Guide to a Career in Editing

I grew up near a small bookstore that always stocks at least two or three times as many books as what reasonably fits in the space. So they stack all the overflow in front of the shelves, two or three …

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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Featured Courses

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

GOVT 380 – Public Opinion and Polling Lab

Survey research is a crucially important tool for understanding how everyday people think about any given topic. This is especially…

WRCT 308 – Ancestral Writings: (Re)Tracing AfroCarribean and Indigenous Frameworks for Creative Writing

Coined by Puerto Rican author Mayra Santos-Febres, “ancestral writing” elicits a reconceptualization of creative writing and its techniques from the…

WRCT 317 – Writing and Drawing Comics

This is an intensive workshop course for students interested in making comics. We will read comic strips and books that…

WRCT 265 – Creating Children’s Books I

The goal of the course is to develop the skills necessary to create stories and sequential art specifically aimed at…

THEA 350 – Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Arts Journalism

Arts Journalism will give students the opportunity to write about the arts in a variety of short forms that put…

THEA 259 – Facing the Blank Page

A 13-week course for the beginning playwright. Students will read 12 plays and write essays on each one, in which…

CHUM 380 – Exploring Personhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The goal of this course is to provide a thorough examination of the concept of personhood in the 20th century…

CHUM 323 – Documentary Fictions

How stable is the binary distinction between the documentary and the fictional? Is fiction’s claim to representing reality any less…

GRST 289 – The Enlightenment You Don’t Know (And What It Can Tell You About the Digital World)

Who am I? How and what can I know? Is what I perceive of and present to the world the…

WRCT 201 – Writing Theory and Practice

Writing is central to education in the U.S., but how does someone learn to write? In this course, students will…

ENGL 292 – Techniques of Nonfiction

In this course, we will learn how to craft and revise short pieces of nonfiction writing that draw on our…

QAC 250 – An Introduction to Data Journalism

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles and tools of data journalism and to provide a…

COL 278 / SISP 278 – Medicine: An Artful Science or Scientific Art? Physician Writers Since 1900

In this seminar we will read physician authors since 1900 who have bridged the divide between the sciences, the social…

ENGL 242 – Longform Narrative

This course will explore techniques and theories that sustain multifaceted and long narratives in fiction and nonfiction. Students will read…

ENGL 228 – Life Writing: Writing About the Self and From Experience

This course will examine both the power and the complexities of writing that derives from personal experience. Topics to be…

CLST 330 – Classical Studies Today: Writing for a General Audience

This will be a seminar for junior and senior departmental majors, offered in association with the Calderwood Seminars in Public…

CSPL 268 – Reporting on Global Issues: International Journalism in Action

This course is designed to introduce students to various mediums of international reporting beyond the traditional print format, like video…

BIOL 365 – Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: 21st-Century Biology

Twenty years ago, the landscape of biology looked very different. As the century began, the “rough draft” of the human…

ARAB 322 – Media in the Arab World: From TV and Film to Social Media

Media in the Arab world has undergone significant changes in recent times, with the emergence of new technologies, platforms, and…

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