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Journalism and Media Studies

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JOUR S3016D Introduction to Video Storytelling. 3 points.

Fee: Course Fee - 50.00

The Introduction to Video Storytelling course teaches students the basics of conceiving, researching, and reporting a story through video. Students will learn to think critically about what makes for a good video story--what makes it newsworthy, what makes video the proper medium for conveying that story--and how to execute using the latest technology. Students will learn how to use and handle a camera, how to best record sound, how to properly frame and light a subject or scene, as well as learn how to use Adobe Premiere editing software. Students will have one complete video story at the end of the 6-week course.

Summer 2017: JOUR S3016D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JOUR 3016 001/25007 T Th 4:00pm - 7:15pm
Room TBA
3 7/18

JOUR S3018Q Computation as Journalism. 3 points.

Course is only open to Barnard, Columbia College, General Studies and SEAS students.

This course is a six-week summer course focused on using data, code and algorithms to open new lines of journalistic inquiry and new ways of telling stories about the world around us. The class will explore the role of journalists as storytellers for the public, explaining that over time, technology has changed how and what stories are told. In parallel, the course builds on the traditional journalistic techniques for asking questions about how society functions, and introduces the new technical tools of computation. This course is intended to help students understand the world in new ways and question the very tools and frameworks that they will learn during the semester. The classes will enable students to recognize what phenomena in the world can be translated into data and what aspects of the world are open to computation. Students are expected to produce works of journalism. They will explore the history of the profession and the basics of reporting, but will continually return to aspects of computation as a means of exploring the world and how it functions. Our hope is that this class, through its connection to journalism, will offer a new kind of critical thinking around technology. Students are required to bring their own laptop to all sessions.

Summer 2017: JOUR S3018Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JOUR 3018 001/27772 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
Room TBA
Charles Berret 3 3/15

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