Course DescriptionIn the age of entrepreneurial and citizen journalism, blogs and personal websites are a great way for journalists at all levels to independently publish their own work, increase their visibility, and establish their expertise in a particular subject area or beat. Designed for those who have little or no prior experience in online production, this course takes you through the process of creating, managing, and styling a professional and interactive hyperlocal news site, blog, or portfolio. You learn how to optimize basic content management systems and blogging platforms to create and publish compelling multidimensional content. Topics include registering a domain; building a website; installing a blog; formatting and publishing visually appealing audio-visual content, including text, photos, audio and video; website analytics; and building the visibility of your news site, blog, or portfolio.
PrerequisitesA basic understanding of Microsoft Office and how to use Internet browsers to navigate the web.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Journalism : Defined Elective - Elective List
- Journalism with Concentration in Journalism Writing : Defined Elective - Elective List
- Journalism with Concentration in Media Studies : Defined Elective - Elective list
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required