Welcome to Online Journalism 2 – Fall 2016

Online Journalism II
Mondays/Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
301 High Street
Instructor: Nick DiUlio

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Online Journalism II explores how online and mobile news stories are reported, produced and distributed on various digital platforms. Students will learn what it takes to create high-quality, innovative, multi-platform stories while adhering to the traditional standards of news judgment, accuracy, fairness and truth.

Prerequisites: News Reporting I and Online Journalism I
Recommended: Photojournalism, Publication Layout and Design, On-Camera Field Reporting, Introduction to New Media

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course builds upon the basic skills and knowledge presented in News Reporting I and Online Journalism I.

In this course, students will:

• Study and analyze award-winning online news stories in order to gain insight into reporting and storytelling techniques.

• Learn how to generate enterprising story ideas through original reporting.

• Develop a “digital-first” workflow for reporting and news content creation.

• Understanding of the unique characteristics of text, photos, audio, video and graphics and when to use each to present a story in the most compelling manner.

• Explore innovative ways to adapt traditional news story formats for the web and mobile audiences.

• Improve multimedia reporting and production skills.

• Produce multimedia stories alone and as member of team.

• Complete several portfolio-worthy or publishable news stories. In the past, student work from this course has been published in NewsWorks.org, NJ.com, South Jersey Times and South Jersey Magazine.

TEACHING METHODS:
This is a fast-paced, advanced level multimedia journalism workshop. There will be a lot of discussion, back-and-forth, and, as is the case in any newsroom, a fair amount of chaos. The success of the course and the finished products will depend on your energy, entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic, and ability to work together. It will require personal responsibility and journalistic standards. I will conduct the course as a group facilitator, editor and publisher.

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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