Course Number: JRNL 641
The online environment creates both a demand and an opportunity for journalists to work in all possible modalities of their profession. This course requires students to research, write and edit original copy, repurpose for the web existing materials from other sources, provide photographs, capture video and audio segments and generate interactive materials such as blogs and reader surveys. The destination of these efforts is a Humber Journalism program online news service meant to serve the campus community and beyond, which means content must be professionally produced and refreshed on an ongoing basis. Daily meetings will draw out the many ways story ideas can be produced as web content and expanded upon through the use of the different formats the online setting provides. Web writing and editing skills, including the creation of headlines and captions, will be enhanced, together with added preparation for industry work requiring journalists to employ broadcast and photographic capabilities and a basic understanding of web page design.
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