Re: Tech Writing Curriculum

Subject: Re: Tech Writing Curriculum
From: "Ward, Curtis (DST-CLT)" <curtis_ward -at- dstinteractive -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 16:21:40 -0500

Jim Morgan wrote:
>>The proper place for TW is in journalism schools.

The problem I have with this is that:

1) TW is NOT journalism - different audience, different purpose, and (in
spite of some of the points Jim made about the similarities) different
process, and different economic drivers. The link between the skills
required for both could be made between ANY professions requiring
communication skills.

2) If what passes for journalism in American society today is an example, TW
being moved into journalism would mean doom for our profession.

BTW: I have a journalism and broadcast background, as well an MA in English
(Rhetoric and Comp).

Curtis Ward
DST Interactive
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