MAS.700 Future of News and Participatory Media
Studies the news as an engineering challenge in light of recent, rapid, and ongoing changes to the way news is delivered and spread. Considers how we discover what events are taking place in different parts of the world and how we explain the importance of these events to readers or viewers, as well as how readers of a story respond to events. Explores the systems journalists and others have used to report and share the news. Focuses on developing one's own tools and methods to address these challenges through weekly reporting assignments and a final project in which students build tools for journalists (professional and otherwise) to use. Limited to 18.
This class has no prerequisites.
MAS.700 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by E. Zuckerman.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Wednesdays in E15-341.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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