Semester(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
Course Call Number: GAMES-GT 221

Intro to Games Journalism is a one-semester course that explores both the history and practical application of games journalism. The focus of the class is to help students understand how and why games journalism serves the people who play, make, market and publish games. Students will be asked to develop an understanding of the industry’s history. They will have a chance to meet and interview important members of the games press. Students will also practice a variety of journalistic tasks, including writing a feature, blogging news and live-streaming gameplay. Although the focus of the class is to introduce students to the perspective of a games journalist, they will also learn how to pitch stories and write self-promotional emails on behalf of their own games.