This class will give students hands-on experience with traditional and digital journalism, including work in both written and multimedia formats, through the creation and management of a news-based website covering Rutgers and the city of New Brunswick. Students will report; write and edit stories; create video, audio, and graphics; take photos; and learn about the various uses of social media within the journalism field. Students will collaborate on a news-based website that will synthesize learned skills, journalistic practices, and knowledge of information and technology.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze and prioritize information gathered for dissemination of news to readers and viewers.
- Effectively use various storytelling tools available to journalists in the digital environment, including traditional short- and long-form reporting, video, photo, audio, graphics, and social media.
- Incorporate social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others - to report, tell and market stories, and interact with the community.
- Demonstrate management, editing, and community-relations skills.