Course Code: JOUR 3500
Academic Year: 2017-2018
Handling breaking news quickly, efficiently and accurately has become the norm in a journalistic world that no longer waits until the 6 p.m. newscast or the newspaper on the doorstep. The unique challenges and opportunities of the web demand that journalists be even more cognizant of the ethics and professional practices on which this industry is based and at the same time be trained and capable of taking full advantage of the interactivity, the speed and the social networks formed between reader and reporter. This course builds on the framework provided in News Now 1, creating an interactive news forum for the college and the Lakeshore community. The addition of blogs and social networking sites, such as Twitter, You Tube and Facebook, introduces students to additional methods of researching, sourcing and reporting the news, bringing the audience and the news provider closer together.