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This class explores the rapidly evolving world of social media and Web 2.0 technologies and how they can be applied to and integrated with professional journalism. The focus will be on the familiarization and use of the new media tools on a basic level through more advanced applications. The course is also designed to engage students in the history and theoretical framework of new media technologies for journalism (ethics, techniques, innovations).

The overall aim is to provide a basic framework of understanding for student journalists heading into the cutting edge of new media journalism. As the traditional models for journalism face their biggest challenges, it is critical that student journalists take on the role of innovators and fresh thinkers.