New media technologies like the net and mobile phones are changing the way journalists work, from the way they gather information to the way they tell stories. Journalists now have to know how to tailor their work for different media platforms. They have to combine media – not just text and images but audio, video and interactive graphics – so their stories cut through the information overload.
This short course offers an introduction to these exciting changes. It teaches the technical skills and the flexible, creative approaches you need to work in today’s news media. The syllabus includes: using the net to research stories; writing effectively online; interactivity and working with your audience; recording audio and video and using them effectively online; setting up a weblog; working with content management systems.
As part of the course students will be encouraged to travel around London and beyond, documenting their stories in audio, video and text.
By the end of the course, you will have gained an insight into how modern news media operations work and have the skills needed to showcase your journalism.
NB: Applicants should already have some experience of journalism practice either at their own university or have taken the Print Journalism (2MSS402) course offered in session one of the Summer School.