JRN3001 Online Journalism
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Modern journalists need special skilling to cater for contemporary audiences and contemporary newsrooms. Today, they have only seconds to file news alerts and just minutes to send out stories to keep readers informed and up to date. Yet they still need to take the time to tell the story behind the story - to analyse, educate, inform and entertain. This course prepares students for work in the modern newsroom, where the newsgathering process is in flux but the responsibilities of journalists remain firm. Within this framework, students will develop an advanced understanding of online storytelling by thinking creatively about multimedia and examining the impact of the Internet on news values and ethics. The use of web-based information to research and write news and features will also be explored. Students should come to his course equipped with knowledge of the principles and practice of journalism, and with established skills in reporting, writing and editing.