MPJO-570 Social Media & Reporting
Offered academic year 2011-2012
This course meets at the National Press Club.
This course will explore the rise of social media, its impact on journalism, and strategies for employing social media tools in reporting. The class will examine the relationship between journalists and the people formerly known as "the audience". Students will learn methods for cultivating sources, ways to identify experts/eyewitnesses, and how to enhance reporting through interactions with the public. While the pre-requisite--Digital Essentials--is a survey course that provides an overview of the digital landscape, Social Media and Reporting builds on Digital Essentials, focusing on the use of social media as a critical component of the reporter's toolbox.
The goal of the course is to provide each student with the theoretical and technical underpinnings to build his/her social media presence.
Prerequisites: MPJO 505 Digital Essentials for Journalists or equivalent
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Summer '11: Buttry S, Jenkins M (file download)
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