This is a course all about getting to know professionals currently working in the journalism industry. Every week, a different speaker will come in and have a wide-ranging, informal conversation with students.
Speakers will include audience engagement editors, product managers, newsletter editors, product designers, news partners from platforms, and other working professionals at media organizations. These speakers will share their career path and expertise in all areas of social journalism, including community and audience engagement, reporting, audio and multimedia storytelling, data analytics and social media.
Students will get to ask the speaker questions off the record and also have an opportunity to connect with them one-on-one afterwards. Students will gain insights into how different roles in newsrooms work and the different business models and strategies media companies use. Students will enhance their networking and public speaking abilities by taking turns introducing the speaker.
As the course progresses, students will broaden their network of connections and understanding of how modern newsrooms work.
At the end of this course, students will:
- Improve their public speaking abilities;
- Gain and broaden networking opportunities and introductions to support career objectives.
- Understand what strategies modern media companies and newsrooms are using and what different roles in newsrooms do.