first person stories
feature stories
crime stories
new journalists
course info
about UF 441


The University of Florida Department of Journalism has consistently been ranked among the top 10 journalism programs in the nation and has a long tradition of producing award-winning student journalists.

The department awards a bachelor of science degree to students who complete 124 credits. Students specialize in one of four areas: editing, reporting, photojournalism or magazines.

This site is the product of the Specialized Journalism course, JOU 4301, which teaches the tenets of classic nonfiction narrative writing through the works of such literary journalists as Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, John McPhee, Lillian Ross, and Norman Mailer, to name but a few.

This site features stories produced by the JOU 4301 course, as well as links to sites about famous Literary, or New, Journalists.