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Sixteen weeks / Room 511C
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and most Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jeff Gralnick <jcg1 at optonline.net>
Duy Linh Tu <duy at resolutionseven.com>
Jennifer Johnson <jennifer.johnson at wsj.com>
The New Media Workshop combines traditional reporting and writing skills with the best of online journalism. Students will learn to report and create stories using new media - including text, photography, audio and video (and will have a chance to work on their own advanced personal sites and blogs). In addition to learning software skills, students will learn to think and execute stories in true multimedia fashion and prepare for the converged newsroom. The focus of the class is the NYC24.org project -- a Web magazine read in more than 75 countries. Workshop students will expand NYC24 and report and produce several stories over the course of the semester. New this year: a class blog and a series of class podcasts, as well as increased Flash training and integration into the projects. The class meets in formal training sessions on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and, on many weeks, several hours on Friday. In addition, reporting will be required on a weekday or weekend day. Leading experts from the editorial and business sides of the media serve as guest speakers and provide feedback and direction for projects. Priority will be given to students who have taken New Media Issues and New Media Skills, but others with an interest in online journalism may also apply. Part-time students are welcome to apply. To see the work from past workshops, please visit http://www.nyc24.org.
First four stories are done in teams of two. The final project, eg, 2003's New York's Other Islands, are done as a whole group, with the students in charge of the entire project.
To see a PDF version of the class syllabus and schedule, please click here.