Welcome to the Multiplatform Journalism Lab
Welcome to the Multiplatform Journalism Lab @ Morningside.
By the end of this course, 15 weeks from now, you’ll hopefully have had some fun on your way to becoming true multiplatform journalists.
Today we’ll cover:
- all the introductory stuff, including the course outline;
- your working groups for the semester;
- getting you set up on your group blogs; and
- your online brand
For next week:
- If you aren’t already, get on Twitter, Facebook, Google/Gmail and YouTube.
- The New Journalist, Ch. 13 — Structure and Story Online
- Online News Fundamentals, Section II, Ch. 2 — News Writing
- Online News Fundamentals, Section II, Ch. 3 —Parts of a Story
About the Multiplatform Journalism Labs @ Centennial College
Multiplatform journalism: where print, online, audio and video come together to tell a story
The Multiplatform Journalism Labs @ Centennial College build on the principle that modern journalists must blend traditional skills around reporting and writing with new production protocols appropriate for digital news media.
The labs attempt to orient the future journalist to this multiplatform environment — by refining reporting/writing/production skills already acquired for the special needs of web news operations.
News-gathering today requires journalists to be able to file to a number of different media platforms, including radio, television, print, photo, web and mobile devices.
So using a multiplatform, newsroom-in-action format, the labs will include instruction in skills related to gathering, editing and uploading of text, graphics, audio and video, the basic mechanics of news website construction and maintenance, and protocols for digital interaction with the audience.
The Multiplatform Journalism Labs are part of the School of Communications, Media and Design at Centennial College’s journalism programs:
• Journalism Fast-Track
• UTSC Centennial College Journalism Joint Program