Emerging Technologies

Course Code: JNAL 5002

Academic Year: 2020-2021

Ongoing technological change in the field of journalism makes it crucial for practitioners to stay abreast of industry trends and become early adopters of emerging technologies. Students will create multi-platform content using new software and hardware that is revolutionizing story telling in the digital age. Leading edge professionals will be guest speakers, sharing their experiences working with innovative technologies, while modelling the effective use of these tools to engage audiences in new and different ways. The impact of technology on journalistic culture will also be examined through analysis of emerging trends such as the proliferation of mobile devices, citizen journalism as well as the instantaneous news cycle.