Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Journalism, Twitter, and Higher Ed

I really like some of the course titles - niche journalism, reporting for converged newsrooms, backpack reporting and entrepreneurial journalism. One question I have - What's a digital intern?

DePaul University Offers J-School Twitter Instruction
DePaul University in Chicago is offering what it claims is the first college-level journalism course focused on the use of Twitter, according to a description on the Media Newswire Web site.

The notice states that the 'College of Communication is exploring the new frontiers of journalism through courses on Twitter, entrepreneurial journalism and backpack reporting, providing students with cutting-edge knowledge in this rapidly changing field.'

It adds that DePaul alumnus Craig Kanalley, a digital intern at the Chicago Tribune, will teach the course.

"It is one of several innovative courses offered by DePaul's College of Communication to help prepare students to work in the burgeoning digital landscape," the description added. "Other journalism courses include niche journalism, reporting for converged newsrooms, backpack reporting and entrepreneurial journalism."

1 comment:

Craig Kanalley said...

Hi Mike,

I work with the Digital Dept. at the Tribune, primarily with ChicagoNow, a network of local blogs.

I also do a lot of Twitter work and some things with ChicagoTribune.com.

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