Tell a Story. Change the World.
The program is an intensive combination of academic study and hands-on practice designed to develop competitive, high-level, cross-platform digital storytelling skills appropriate for today’s media landscape. Students take a common core of courses designed to provide a foundation in all aspects of contemporary journalism. Beyond that, students have the opportunity to focus their work in a particular area of study, including broadcast journalism, news and feature writing, and various aspects of multimedia journalism.
Through a combination of journalism courses and related courses offered by other programs, students may also concentrate some of their work in particular areas of interest (e.g., sports reporting, journalism for social change or international journalism). The program begins in the fall semester and lasts for 18 months. No prior training or experience in journalism is required.
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SND iPad Tablet Quick Course
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
Forty million tablet devices were sold in 2012, and the introduction of the iPad mini and similar 7" tablets as well are reopening doors for design and the news industry. The Society for News Design (SND) will be offering free training in iPad/Tablet design to UM participants. Participants will h...
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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:30pm
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Media for Change
storytellers, media makers, change
mediaforchange.org is an independent non-partisan and non-profit organization founded by Sanjeev Chatterjee in 2013. Through its stories of storytellers, workshops and annual conference mediaforchange.org expects to raise awareness of media change making around the world and serve as a venue for...
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A lab/lecture course focusing on the concepts of visual strorytelling and on the skills needed to gather information in the visual storytelling process. Students work in teams with still photography, video and audio-gathering devices to document community life.
This course is an introduction to the visual display of information in digital and interactive media, with a special focus on the encoding of data by means of statistical charts, maps, and diagrams.
Digitization allows us to merge several forms of media that were not connected in the past. This course is intended as an exploration of how storytelling is r e-inventing itself utilizing the new digital communication tools available to us today. This course will cover linear and non-linear storytelling techniques and production processes.
A survey of legal and ethical issues concerning First Amendment theories and practices regarding defamation, privacy, freedom of information, free press vs. fair trial, reporter privilege, access to media, intellectual property, obscenity, broadcasting, and new media.
Overview of uses of online computer services for newsgathering and distribution with emphasis on the Internet.
Roles, functions, and consequences of mass communication in American society.
Examination of best practices for use of social media for gathering, disseminating and promoting news.
An analysis of sports journalism that will develop students' skills in sports r eporting and sports writing. Discussions range across the entire field of sport s reporting, including broadcasting, but the greatest emphasis is concentrated on sports reporting and writing for newspapers and magazines.
This course focuses on writing principles and practices of the news media. It is designed to give the student exposure and practical experience in writing for the print media.
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