Social Media and New Technologies

JRN 892, Section 302
Three credits or Non-Credit Workshop

Location: On Campus
July 16–20, 2012
Bob Gould

This  course will provide advisers with the knowledge they need to teach their students new ways to tell stories. Journalism is changing every day, and teachers need to keep current. This summer, we’ll concentrate on learning how to  set up a blog, capture voice and video and put them on the Web, use Twitter as a teaching tool and explore the internet as a source. Prepare to learn lots of great new tools!

You will be expected to complete assignments during the week and a final project. Attendance at all sessions is required.

The class will meet for the first time on Monday, July 16, at 9 a.m. Class periods will be 9 a.m to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The class will be over at 2 p.m. on Friday. There will be a closing luncheon at noon. Evenings will be used for homework and open lab use.

Journalism 2.0 How to Survive and Thrive, by Mark Briggs
Download the book here or order a copy for $10 at that site.

Materials to bring (if available):

  • A video camera, if you have one. A Flip camera is fine as well.
  • A digital camera, if you have one, and a card reader/cables so you can upload photos to computer.
  • Flash drive to save work
  • iPod, if you have one
  • Headphones or earbuds, if you have them

Feel free to bring a laptop if you wish, but it may not have all of the tools/software you will need. We will be meeting in a Macintosh lab.

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