Blogging for class credit: Social Media for Journalists to be offered online in spring

by Wil Donoy, Laney Tower

Starting in the 2011 Spring Semester, aspiring journalists enrolled in Peralta campuses will be able to take a new online class that will prepare them for the ever-changing landscape of news reporting. “Social Media for Journalists” (Journalism 65) will be taught by Shari Weiss and will focus on the “revolutionary changes going on in global communications and how this directly affects news gathering and distribution,” and will be worth three units. Regarding textbooks for the class, Weiss said she would not have one because the book would most likely be irrelevant now. Instead, Weiss says she is going to create the textbook as she teaches the class and what students will be studying are the most current resources available to journalists online.

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One Response to “Blogging for class credit: Social Media for Journalists to be offered online in spring”

  1. Gary says:

    Hopefully many other schools will begin following this same model. In many ways blogging is replacing the standard news outlets of old and the aspiring journalists need to have the tools that they will be using in their life after school.

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