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JOUR 48000: Mobile &Social Media Journalism

About this Guide

Course Description: 

This course critically examines how journalists and news organizations are using emerging forms of social media and mobile platforms. Students gain hands-on experience by experimenting with social media and mobile devices for newsgathering, distribution, and audience engagement. Students produce a portfolio of multimedia stories and build their own professional journalistic brand. An emphasis is placed on critically assessing the credibility and authenticity of user-generated content. Students will also learn how to use analytics tools to monitor and analyze the effectiveness of their mobile and social media activity.

Library Support:

Use this guide to find professional readings to keep abreast of changes in the field, find research about journalism and social media, sources of data to find trends, a list of experimental news labs, instructions to find wire services, and a sample list of Social Media Guidelines.  Email me with suggestions!

Cathy Michael

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Cathy Michael
Ithaca College Library 953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850‑7002