Article Writing for Online and Print Media (MFW101)

Saturday 13:00-14:50
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Dan Sloan
Eligibility for this course is subject to instructor's approval. To apply, please submit a brief essay about yourself and aims for the course. (This should be no longer than about 400 words, and sent by e-mail to or faxed to 03-5441-9811).

Please note that this course is not suitable for those seeking to work on college essay or business writing skills, but for those who would like to develop their article or feature writing abilities.
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For those interested in writing for online or print publications - including trade publications, company websites and newsletters, as well as blogs, general and special-interest magazines, newspapers and magazines, this course teaches the necessary skills to research and organize material in a workshop format that aims to produce lively, readable and informative content, with strategies to find publications and audiences. The 2.5-month course will be a working lab to share story ideas, practice writing, with emphasis on effectively communicating tales of personal and human interest, experience and expertise. Related practical knowledge, including how to find sources and conduct interviews, properly research and revise drafts, and pitch ideas to editors, will be an integral part of the course. Professional advice will be given on matters of journalistic ethics, such as plagiarism, copyright and sourcing.


Dan Sloan

Dan Sloan is a veteran communications professional and multimedia journalist, who writes for Eurobiz and other media after working at Reuters for 17 years. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator on current events, corporate communications and Japan for professional organizations and academic groups, a university instructor, and author of "Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry’s Greatest Comeback.” He is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan and current Board Member.

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