What you'll learn;
-You will appreciate why journalism is moving online.
-You will know tactics for creating successful online content.
-You will know tactics for promoting your online journalism.
-You will understand how readers approach online journalism.
-You will understand the rationale behind multimedia journalism.
-You will understand the rationale behind interactive journalism.
-You will be aware of the legal issues surrounding online journalism.
-You will understand how to work effectively with citizen journalists.
As you know, there are different text types. There are news, features, and opinion writing. There are also different ways to compose texts. Now, there are not only different kinds of journalistic copies in general. It also depends on the medium you’re writing for. Online journalism isn’t just print journalism brought to the screen.
First, the internet offers technical possibilities that go beyond what print can do. Second, the reading habits of your online readers are quite different from those of print readers.
There is no doubt that journalists are required to be able to write for online media. Cross media skills are needed if you want to work as a professional journalist.
Let me explain to you what we’re going to cover in this :
-First, we will cover the basics of writing for the web. How do online readers read? You have to know that to be able to write for them properly.
Second, we will look at the technical possibilities of the internet, namely multimedia elements in online journalism. What is possible and how should it be used?
Third, you will learn why and how to present data. Especially, we will cover visualization techniques.
Fourth, we will talk about participatory journalism. The great thing about online media is that this is the first time in journalism history when a real dialogue and a collaboration between journalists and readers are possible. Sure, in print newspapers, there are readers’ letters. But the concepts of participatory journalism go much, much further.
Fifth, you’re going to learn how to build your audience. The great thing about online journalism is that you can establish your own online magazine or blog. But how do you get your readers? We’re going to talk about this in detail.