COM 109 - Reporting and the Internet3
Course Description: This course introduces students to the new world of “citizen journalism”. Citizen journalism has been described as news “for the people and by the people.” In this course students will acquire a working knowledge of blogs, podcasts, discussion groups, forums, e-lists and other Internet communication tools and will explore how these are reshaping the media world. Students will use the knowledge they have acquired to create and contribute to a class blog. Internet news outlets such as the “hyper-local” backfence.com and citizen rated news will be explored and examined. This course is especially useful for students interested in journalism and its future, and those that enjoy the Internet.
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities
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