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Storytelling: A Multimedia Approach

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This course focuses on the role of technology and its impact on news delivery. The use of technologically advanced multimedia formats will be explored. Stories will be adapted to various media outlets to realize the full range appeal to targeted audiences. The goal of this course is to provide students with experiences in storytelling that are delivered through the use of advanced convergent technologies.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Adaptation of storytelling for varied media outlets

    • Demonstrate skills by posting stories to different media outlets.
    • Explain the emergence of widespread usage of internet/public opinion and comment.
    • Debate the usefulness of social media, blogs and citizen reporting in storytelling.
    • Adapt story to using specific tools to report news/events.

    Media utilization capstone

    • Assess components of a successful media strategy/unsuccessful media strategy.
    • Create a media strategy for the dissemination of the story.
    • Apply the media strategy for opportunities to implement.
    • Evaluate the media strategy for strength and weaknesses.

    Technology Tools and Internet Impact

    • Assess the need for digitized updates and information in journalism.
    • Trace the emergence of technology as related to receiving news.
    • Explain the use of the web for reporting and editing stories.
    • Evaluate multimedia formats based on journalistic goals and resources.

    Multimedia Formats, Target Audiences, and Convergence

    • Identify appropriate multimedia formats for target audiences.
    • Recognize multimedia formats and define convergence.
    • Explain the use of technology in writing, reporting and storytelling.
    • Evaluate multimedia formats based on journalistic goals and resources.

    Storytelling, Writing and Reporting Development

    • Evaluate storytelling, writing, and reporting delivery.
    • Identify the appropriate media outlet for the story.
    • Develop a methodology for how news consumption.
    • Analyze the target audience.
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