By the end of this course you will be able to gather, produce, publish and promote digital news stories using images, charts, maps, audio and video.
You will learn how to use a variety of applications including tools for managing social media, organizing and presenting data, editing images, audio and video. This includes (but is not limited to): Twitter, Facebook, CoTweet, Flickr, YouTube, Google Reader, Google Docs, Garage Band, and iMovie.
The course schedule is subject to change. Please be sure to check the Assignments on a weekly basis.
Week 1 The future of digital journalism: 10 Technologies that exist now
Week 2 Intro to digital News Gathering tools and techniques
Week 3 Community engagement/Social media
Week 4 Research, search – Library Annex I
Week 5 Spreadsheets and data
Week 6 Charts and maps
Week 7 Capturing photos (smartphones)
Week 8 Audio interviews
Week 9 Audio interviews
Week 10 BREAK NO CLASSES
Week 11 Video interviews
Week 12 Video interviews
Week 13 Editing audio
Week 14 Editing video
Week 15 Work on final projects