Students use emerging digital technology to develop and test innovations in journalism and media. Emerging technologies are applied to journalism and media to create and test new storytelling formats, production techniques, media management strategies, and social media approaches. Students consider how these innovations can engage citizens across time and space, provide much-needed context and customization to content, interactive entertainment, and new business models to support and sustain journalism and the media in a fragmented, and mobile, digital future.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Reinvent storytelling in journalism and media content emphasizing the best traditional values of journalism, including fairness, impartiality, accuracy, multiple known sources, attribution, fact checking, attention to detail, news judgment and ethics, while cultivating the possibilities of media and their processes, including interactivity, multi-modal media expression and presentation, use control, navigation and customization, and contextualization of facts.
- Develop innovative journalism and media applications and projects in prototype format.
- Critically assess these innovations in terms of their potential consequences (benefits and liabilities) should they be widely adopted or utilized.