Welcome to Introduction to New Media at Dominican College. Journalism in the 21st century is moving and evolving at a rapid pace. It is a necessity for journalists to use new media when reporting as a way to connect with audiences. This course will teach you how to maintain a professional presence online and how to use social media platforms for news reporting. You will be asked to film, photograph, edit, and post stories online—a required skill for journalists to keep up with the times. Here is a student’s blog from a previous semester to give you an idea of the places you’ll go in this course.
There is money to be made in new media. Jon Steinberg, once the President of BuzzFeed, created Cheddar News in 2016. He goes after the Gen Y Millennials, broadcasting on Facebook and Twitter, on its Roku channel and on the Apple TV app. A year after creating the startup, it brings in 11 million per year in revenue.
The schedule of assignments can be found in the navigation menu in the left sidebar. Our class’s new media pages may be found clicking on the icons at the top of this page.