Convergent Media News Service: Radio and Online Publications (3) Practicum emphasizing streaming radio news package production or production of news pieces for online publications and for additional media formats.
COMM 470C Convergent Media News Service: Radio and Online Publications (3)
The digital revolution and cross media ownership has challenged all areas of communications, especially the electronic and print news media. Most media outlets now have an online presence along with their traditional operations. Increasingly news outlets are producing news packages for more than one media outlet, which can include online production of breaking news reports presented with text, images, movies and/or sound bites. Currently students preparing for news careers must have traditional news skills across media along with multimedia computer-based skills to develop versatility in reporting and production. This practicum in streaming radio and online news provides opportunities to produce pieces for streaming radio and online publications and also to reformat these pieces for other media outlets such as the newspaper or television. It will also give students the opportunity to produce news pieces suitable for a cross-media portfolio.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.