This course examines the nature and impact of emerging media technology. Students study four primary ways new technology influences media, including 1) how media professionals do their work, 2) the nature of media content, 3) the relationships between and among media and relevant publics, and 4) the structure, culture and management of media organizations and systems. Five areas of media technology are studied, including 1) acquisition tools, 2) storage technologies, 3) processing devices, 4) distribution technologies and 5) display, access or presentation tools.
(This course was formerly numbered 04:567:330)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Conceive of new media and their implications for journalism and society.
- Understand weblogs and other new media that are transforming journalism.
- Think critically about new media and their consequences.