Article Writing for Online and Print Media (MFW101)

Saturday 11:00-12:50
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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 general and special-interest magazines, newspapers and blogs, this course teaches the necessary skills to research and organize material in a workshop format that looks at producing content that is lively, readable and informative, with strategies to find publications and audiences. The two-month course will be a working lab to share story ideas, practice writing on a variety of subjects and beats, with emphasis on effectively communicating individual interests, experience and expertise. Related practical knowledge, including how to conduct interviews, explain culturally specific subjects, 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 and copyright.


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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