This four-credit course exposes students to more complex forms of interactive storytelling, building their technical skills while honing editorial judgment. Students will explore ways of telling a news story in alternate and customized ways, using computer programming and interactive visuals. But the process will start with research and reporting. The course will include a research component focused on finding statistics and raw data to complement interactive and visually-driven stories. We’ll build skills and editorial judgment through class exercises and reported assignments. All the technology will be taught in the context of gathering, producing, presenting and sharing compelling journalism.
Requirement: Students in both the MA-Journalism and the MA-Social Journalism are required publish at least one piece of work each semester in Craft 1 and 2 (MAJ) and Reporting for Social J and Advanced Reporting for Social J (MASJ). Students can fulfill this requirement with work from any first or second-semester class.