LSU MC 4270 - Syllabus (9 pages)

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Mc 4270 - News Prod For Intern
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MC4270 News Production for the Internet Manship School of Mass Communication Louisiana State University Spring 2005 Monday and Wednesday 8 40 to 10 30 B 11 12 Hodges Hall Professors Renita Coleman Ph D Office 206 Hodges Hall Office hours Tues 8 30 12 30 by appointment Office phone 225 578 2045 E mail rcoleman lsu edu David Kurpius Ph D Office Hodges Hall B 39 Office hours Mon Wed 10 30 11 30 or by appointment Office phone 225 578 1697 E mail kurpius lsu edu Course Description This is a course in journalistic Web site development It focuses on developing skills in Web journalism and the creation and testing of an online journalistic project At the beginning of the course students will work on understanding concepts relevant to online journalism Later students will apply these concepts to a live journalistic Web site Students will conduct usability tests throughout the semester to make the site more user friendly and to learn about design and content problems and their solutions In the lab section of the course students will do background research about the focus topic the environment They also will serve as reporters and producers for content on the site They will use digital still cameras and digital video cameras to capture visual images for their reports Students will explore how to present news and information online in clear dynamic and useful ways In this course we will all explore how to make the best use of the unique aspects of this new medium this means figuring out ways to tell stories specifically for the web not simply producing typical print or broadcast stories and putting them on the Web also known as shovelware This class will focus on developing content that makes the connection between journalism and creation of the information diverse citizens need in a participatory democracy To accomplish this goal students will be challenged to develop navigation and content that is user friendly This will require thinking like someone who is interested in the



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