Digital media has become the primary source of news and information for most people. How has journalism transformed in the digital era? What tools, modes of narration and production styles are available to digital journalists? What are the characteristics and values of digital-first news? What role does social media play in digital news? The ‘Digital Journalism 101’ class will answer these and more questions.
You will gain an understanding of the evolution of the digital news space from my experience in the traditional (print) and digital media and will be introduced to some of the tools available to enhance digital storytelling. You will learn to differentiate between news and content online. A key portion of this class will be to encourage discussion and reflection on digital journalism.
Date: 29th, 30th September 2020
Timing: 6:00 to 8:00 PM (4 hours total)
Age 16 and above
Preeti Lourdes John is Deputy Editor at the Observer Research Foundation. She is an editor and editorial manager with experience setting up and leading editorial teams at reputed digital organisations. She has previously worked with The Economist Group, The Quint, The Wire and Qrius. As managing editor at Qrius, she led the editorial desk and directed the organisation’s editorial activities. Preeti has also worked with print media, publishing houses and academia, editing content across genres for diverse audiences. She has a Bachelor’s in Mass Media from Mumbai University, a Master’s in Communication Studies from Christ University in Bengaluru, and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Bristol, UK.
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