May 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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COM 464 - Nonfiction Multimedia Storytelling

Students in the digital journalism writing and reporting specialization will hone their multimedia storytelling skills by producing a multi-platform package using information gathered through the COM 466 Investigative Journalism course.

Prerequisites: COM 226 and COM 303 and COM 308 and COM 321 and admission to the digital journalism major with writing and reporting specialization. Co-requisites: COM 466 and COM 466LAB.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare the effectiveness of different storytelling techniques that can be used to report newsworthy information depending on the characteristics of the sources providing that information.
  • Choose the most appropriate storytelling technique, and the most suited media, to report the information gathered from different sources.
  • Manage rapport with human sources to gather audio and visual material necessary to tell a newsworthy story across media platforms.
  • Assemble in-depth story packages that include textual, audio, and visual content summarizing and illustrating effectively the information gathered from different documentary and human sources.
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal and ethical issues connected with the use of different media to report information.
  • Criticize in-depth multimedia news story packages.
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