Writing for the Communications Professional (8 Weeks) (WCP101)

Wednesday 19:10-21:30
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Dan Sloan
Students interested in taking this course are asked to submit a 300-word essay before a specified date, on why the student is interested in WCP and how they feel this course would help them in the future. (This should be sent by e-mail to contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu or faxed to 03-5441-9811.)
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This introductory course focuses on basic writing skills related to internal and external corporate communications, including reports and memos, branding, marketing, and advertising. Assignments and exercises will be designed to improve creative writing skills and will include advertising copy, press release, and report writing exercises. After taking this course, students will have the fundamental skills for thinking critically about and executing a variety of corporate communications. Surveys of U.S. business executives consistently reveal that effective writing skills are among the most valued employee qualities. Persons who might find this course valuable include anybody with an interest in improving the clarity and power of his or her writing across a variety of professional applications.


Dan Sloan

Dan Sloan has over 20 years in communications and global media experience, writing for Eurobiz magazine on topics ranging from politics to cryptocurrencies. He earlier worked as senior correspondent and bureau chief for Reuters, where his reports aired on CNN, BBC, CNBC and CCTV, and other global broadcasters. He is an author of "Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback," a frequent public speaker and consultant, and former adjunct professor of Journalism at Komazawa University. He currently serves a Director of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and is a former president, as well as a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and University of Virginia.

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