May 30, 2020  
Fall 2018 Course Catalog 
Fall 2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM 106 - Multimedia Journalism 1

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the basic elements and tools of multimedia journalistic storytelling including audio, video, slideshows, and online journalism platforms with the goal of giving every student a rudimentary knowledge of how to produce and publish news stories using multimedia. The course examines the challenges presented by the explosion of journalism on the Internet and assesses the role of the journalist in an online society. Students are exposed to both practical skills and a broader understanding of issues. Topics include how journalists add value to information online, writing and editing for the Web, the use of interactive tools, blogs, and podcasts, and an elementary understanding of Web design. At the same time, students explore issues of privacy, the Internet’s potential threat to traditional journalistic standards and how online publishing is creating new audiences.