"It's a Mess": An Academic and Practical Look at Digital Media in the Late 2010s|
Hot mess. Dumpster fire. Steaming turd pile. Commentators, journalists, and the public have all used these terms to describe the state of American digital media in 2018. While the profession of journalism is more noble in this era than in previous decades, the world of media creation and consumption is far more complicated than ever before. For young people hoping to get their start in the world of digital media in the late 2010s, catching a break is even harder.
The purpose of this class is twofold: It will introduce students to the larger issues spanning digital media--from a lack of diversity and inclusion to problems with monetization and "Fake News"--while also giving them the chance to walk through what it's actually like to pitch, write, and edit for an internet publication. Students will have the opportunity to write for a class blog using strategies that the digital media world uses today, and they'll spend time giving and receiving feedback on writing.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will produce four sets of article pitches and drafts, which will be peer-edited and instructor-edited. They'll also complete a larger writing project at the end of the semester to show mastery of academic and practical media concepts.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Please email email@example.com a link with a piece of writing you've read in the last 6 months along with 3-4 sentences on how it changed the way you thought about a topic. The piece you choose could be smart, funny, political, weird, or something else. Students interested may submit their POI assignment during pre-registration through the drop-add period during the spring semester. No prior journalism or formal writing experience is required for this course.
|Instructor(s): Herman,Lily Koe Times: ....R.. 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: ALLB304; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|