This two-semester class is for students who want to do a New Media master’s project and specialize in digital media or multimedia reporting after graduation. It is co-taught by IRP Director John Temple, Jeremy Rue, assistant dean and Richard Koci Hernandez, assistant to the dean. In the class students will:
-Participate in critical discussions of best practices in multimedia storytelling and topics in new media publishing so students are prepared to work in and take on leadership roles at digital news organizations.
-Get detailed critiques of their master’s project work from instructors, other students and outside experts during regularly scheduled progress reports. Students also get regular one-on-one sessions about their master’s projects with their advisers in the class.
-Gain some specialized skills relating specifically to the reporting and production of their master’s projects.
The topical discussions and presentations will be either group discussions of subjects presented by instructors or guest lectures by people working in digital media. By the end of the course students will master how to report and produce a sophisticated online story using a variety of different media formats and have a deep understanding of digital media so they can become leaders in the digital news industry.
Unequal from birth (KQED)
Fresno’s Ugly Divide (The Atlantic)