Welcome to Multimedia Journalism (narratives), a class where students have the opportunity to expand their skill set as journalists, and become more innovative storytellers. Reporters will learn to allow the people they interview to create the narrative of a story, stepping away from their traditional role as the primary storyteller.
As the media landscape continues to shift and evolve, so must journalists. Performing as just one type of reporter — print, photography, broadcast — is no longer enough. The job market is becoming less, and less impressed by reporters who can “do it all’ — it is becoming the industry norm.
Throughout this course, reporters will become proficient in creating three different types of stories designed for a Web audience: audio, still photography, and multimedia packages.
Most importantly though, students will be encouraged to find projects they are passionate about. When students ask what they should do for projects, our response is: Do what makes you excited!