Reporting for a Digital World
JOURN X 452
An introduction to how major networks prepare the news and use digital journalism to inform the world, this course exposes you to how networks gather the news and then create content for our emerging digital universe.
What you can learn.
- Delve into the high skills of story selection and news judgment
- Learn how to pitch a new story
- Explore assignment desk operations and pre- and post-production
- Master writing under intense pressure
About this course:
News media are shifting to a new paradigm: writing and delivering news at a digital pace for global audiences on multiple platforms, including television, desktop, or mobile phone. This course introduces you to how major networks prepare the news and use digital journalism to inform the world, becoming the biggest news websites across the globe. Journalists now collaborate more closely than ever to deliver the news on air and online if digital operations and networks want to maintain and build audiences. This means journalists must know the high skills of story selection, news judgment, pitches, assignment desk operations, pre- and post-production, and ultimately writing under intense pressure. This course exposes you to how networks gather the news and then create content for our emerging digital universe.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Reporting for a Digital World.
JOURN X 432 Reporting and Writing I strongly recommended or equivalent knowledge and consent of the instructor.