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Journalism in the Digital Age
Taught by: John Pavlik

Description
E-Seminar Description
This e-seminar by John Pavlik leads you through the myriad ways in which digital technologies have had an impact on the practice of journalism, from the way reporters gather information and present news stories to how news organizations structure themselves and do business. Discussing technologies now in use and on the horizon, Professor Pavlik provides an overview of the changes and challenges the digital age has brought to the purveyors and the consumers of the news.

E-Seminar Length:3-5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

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E-Seminar Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Recommended Reading | Technical Requirements

E-Seminar Objectives
•    Acquire an understanding of the many ways in which the digital revolution has had an impact on the practice of journalism.

•   Learn about some of the tools still in development for the acquisition and communication of information.

•    Acquire a feel for some of the Internet-enabled techniques that journalists now use to research and report news stories.

•   Enable a consideration of the benefits and costs, to journalists and news consumers, of the new practices and pressures brought by the digital revolution.

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Outline
1.Introduction
2.New Media Technologies
3.Transforming Journalists' Work
4.Transforming News Stories
5.Transforming the News Industry
6.Redefining Relationships
7.Conclusion

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Instructor's Background
Instructor's Background
Dr. John V. Pavlik has been, since 1995, Executive Director of The Center for New Media at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where he is also a professor. His Ph.D. in mass communication is from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at Penn State University, directed the School of Communication at San Diego State University, served as Associate Director for Research and Technology Studies at The FREEdom Forum Media Studies Center, and been a Senior Fellow at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He is the author of New Media Technology: Cultural and Commercial Perspectives, and Journalism and New Media, and coeditor, with Everette Dennis, of Demystifying Media Technology.

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Recommended Reading
De Wolk, Roland. Introduction to Online Journalism. Allyn & Bacon, 2000.

Pavlik, John V. Journalism and New Media. Columbia University Press, 2001.

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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

*Note: This e-seminar is optimized for high bandwidth connections.

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